As Marvel put young, handsome actors through ritualistic degrading tests of physical and moral strength to see who’s worthy of playing a superhero, they also have to get some side casting done to stay on track. With Guardians of the Galaxy having the requisite lockdowns that keep all the-production secrets from spilling out, this outlandish, even scandalous (not really) piece of news could easily be something released to throw off the scent. Or even be true!
Decide for yourself: LatinoReview caught word that Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey have entered the swing of things, but not to appear as lead hero Peter Quill. The most we know about their involvement, speculative as that even may be right now, are hopes of bringing some comedic flavor to James Gunn‘s movie, what’s sure to be an otherwise semi-serious affair. If you can’t stand their screen presence, take heed in the likelihood that either, if signing, would lend voices to one of Quill’s space warrior companions — Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, or Groot. It kind of goes without saying that Marvel (and I) would be glad to see Carrey voice the explosive-equipped raccoon.
Oh, by the way: Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet, and Chris Lowell (The Help, Private Practice) are also being weighed to play Peter Quill. Sorry, but I can’t say what that means for prior contenders.
Whoever winds up in the cast, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st, 2014.
Could you see either Carrey or Sandler voicing a character in the film?
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