Update: A source at CBM has filled us in on two Galaxy casting details. First off, John Krasinski is, too, one of the actors Marvel wouldn’t mind having play Peter Quill; what “looking at” means here is another point of discussion. Secondly, his sidekick Drax the Destroyer, is (apparently) coming down to Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists), Isaiah Mustafa (perhaps best known from Old Spice commercials), and Brian Patrick Wade (Generation Kill). The original story can be read below.
Because the sun has risen on this green Earth for another day, yet another actor is up for the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy. While not a name people have been throwing around for big franchise roles anytime as of late, Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum just tweeted about potential involvement with James Gunn‘s space-set superhero picture — the current status only being a read, but one for a friend of his nonetheless.
Like Joseph Gordon-Levitt — you might be amused to realize Robin is going up against Lex Luthor to play a Marvel character — Zachary Levi, and Jim Sturgess before (or at the same time as) him, the reading was for Peter Quill, an astronaut whose ascendancy into space turns him into Star-Lord, a galactic warrior fighting alongside Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, and Gamora. Although that’s silly as all hell from a dramatic standpoint, it’s important to consider: Quill may be one of the few human, non-CG characters in all of Guardians. You’ll want someone good, and Gunn has a lot on his shoulders when making that choice.
Since Rosenbaum‘s work is not something with which I’m at all familiar, it’s hard to make any kind of real value judgement on him as a pick. Nor is it fair to say I’d technically prefer any of the other three roster choices, but… well, that might be how it is for the moment. Either way, no sleep is being lost over who gets handed the reigns.
Guardians of the Galaxy will open on August 1st, 2014.
How do you feel about Rosenbaum potentially taking up this big spot?