Glenn Howerton Missed Out On Two Heroic Roles


0711_QAWith the casting of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy, I think that director James Gunn was looking for a more comedic actor to take on the lead for the space adventure. Pratt, as many know, comes to the big screen via the hit television series Parks and Recreation and from the footage that was shown at this year’s SDCC, it seems as thought he’s brought his comedic talent with him. We also know that numerous actors were rumored to be testing for the role, including Jim Sturgess, Jack Huston, Eddie Redmayne, Joel Edgerton and Lee Pace, who eventually signed on to play Ronan the Accuser. News has surfaced today that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton also tested for the coveted role. In a recent conference call, Howerton was asked if he had any on-screen aspirations, similar to his co-star Charlie Day who recently played a pivotal role in Guillermo Del Toro’s giant robot flick Pacific Rim.. The comedian answered with a rather surprising response that revealed he not only tested for Peter Quill, but for Kal-El as well.

 “I think ten years ago I auditioned for the Superman reboot,” Glenn says of 2006’s “Superman Returns.” “I did audition recently for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, to play the role Chris Pratt is playing. And I know the director of that movie is supposedly a big ‘Sunny’ fan, which is cool.”

We don’t know exactly how far into the process of either of these castings he made it, but it certainly is some interesting news. The Superman role ended up going to Brandon Routh, and the film ended up being one of the less popular comic book films, to say the least. Him vying for the Star-Lord role seems to be a bit more apropos, especially knowing  what we now know about the role. But playing a hero isn’t exactly what he had in mind and he states that he’s rather play the darker side of the coin and take on a villainous role. He even has a particular character in mind and who knows, with a reboot of Batman all but guaranteed, it may still happen. Howerton says “I think playing something like The Riddler would definitely feel like it was in my wheelhouse.” I haven’t watched much of Sunny, but the few clips I’ve seen, I think he might be able to pull it off. What do you guys think, could Howerton have pulled off a decent Ssuperman or Star-Lord?

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