Marvel Testing Actors to Lead 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Guardians of the Galaxy

With the movie scheduled to come out on August 1, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy is starting to cast up. First up is the role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, a half-human-half-alien space policeman who leads a rag-tagged group of super-powered beings against threats to the galaxy.

According to Deadline, Marvel has a shortlist of actors who the studio wants to test out for the role. Confirmed on the list are Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, and Eddie Redmayne. The site also heard there may be interest from/in Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden, and Sullivan Stapleton among others.

In the comics, there are over ten members belonging to the Guardians of the Galaxy, but Marvel may want to limit that number in the movie adaptation. If the concept art released by studio is any indication, the movie may focus on just five of the members: Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot.

If you've wondered which movie Thanos, the character seen in the ending credits of The Avengers, will show up, Guardians of the Galaxy seems to be the likely one.

James Gunn wrote the latest draft of the screenplay and is attached to direct the movie for Disney/Marvel.

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