It’s a big week for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It just passed $300 million at the domestic box office, the first film to do so this year, and $600 million at the international box office. It’s a sky-high results to be sure! But don’t worry, the film’s Star Lord will be returning to Earth when actor Chris Pratt opens the 40th Season of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.

As if having the #1 movie of the summer wasn’t enough, Pratt will be front and center when the new season of SNL premieres on September 27, 2014. The musical guest will be pop sensation Ariana Grande and her sky-high ponytail.

The long-running late-night comedy show made the announcement via their twitter:

To which Pratt replied:

@bibbymoynihan is SNL’s Bobby Moynihan, so it’ll be interesting to see what sketch these two come up with.

I for one am really hoping for an intergalactic dance-off. How about you?


Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.