Chris Pratt Reveals Rock Hard Guardians of the Galaxy Body

Move over Thor and Captain America, there’s a new ab-tastic hero joining the Marvel Universe!

Chris Pratt has undergone a dramatic physical transformation for his upcoming lead role in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The 34-year-old actor posted a shirtless shot of himself on Instagram on Saturday, showing off his bulging biceps, toned abs and new cut body — something that required sacrificing some liquid indulgence.

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“Six months no beer. #GOTG,” he wrote on the photo’s caption. “Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me.”

The “Parks and Recreation” star has gone through a series of body transformations over the years for his roles “Moneyball” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

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Chris Pratt will star with Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly and Benicio Del Toro in the Marvel project.

The James Gunn-directed movie tells the story of Peter Quill – also known as Star-Lord (and played by Pratt) – a pilot who ends up in space with a rag tag group of outlaws that includes: Drax the Destroyer (a human resurrected as a warrior, bent on killing Thanos), Groot (an alien that resembles a massive walking tree), Gamora (the last living member of her species, who once was Thanos’ assassin) and Rocket Raccoon (a genetically engineered critter with a love of explosives and weapons).

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated to blast into theaters on August 1, 2014.

-- Jesse Spero

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