'Guardians of the Galaxy's Star-Lord Short List Gets Longer; Potential Actors for Drax the Destroyer

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About two weeks back, Variety reported that the list of actors for the Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, role in Guardians of the Galaxy has been whittled down to two: Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi. James Gunn, the director, took to Facebook to say that the Variety article about the casting "was/is completely inaccurate," but that post has since been removed.

It turns out Gunn was correct after all. The so-called short list not only didn't get any shorter, it increased instead.

Since Gunn's post, more names have been linked to the Peter Quill role: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Rosenbaum and John Krasinski, who may be the current front-runner.

Whoever ends up getting the role will most likely lead a ragtag group that includes Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer against the smirking purple guy (Thanos) seen in The Avengers' closing credits.

Speaking of Drax the Destroyer, Isaiah Mustafa, Brian Patrick Wade, and Dave Bautista are reportedly in contention for the role.

With the release date set for August 1, 2014, the movie is going into production soon, so expect the cast to solidify this month or next.

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