Just when you think the rumors revolving around Marvel’s anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy film, more rumors have surfaced. First up is an interesting one, with Latino Review reporting that Marvel is checking the schedules of Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler to see if they’d be available for the project. Let me specify that this does not mean they are in talks for a role, but the studio is essentially seeing if they’d even be available to do any sort of filming. It is unclear which role the two comedians would be up for, or if it is just one role. Groot? Rocket Raccoon?
Carrey is currently filming KickAss 2: Balls to the Wall opposite Aaron Johnson Taylor, so we know he’s not against the idea of a comic book movie. As for Sandler, I’m sure he’d be clamoring over the idea of joining a Marvel film, as he’d had one failure after another in recent years. I hate to use a rather cliched term, but take this news with a grain or two of salt and consider it a rumor for now.
On to the next bit of news. So far we’ve had many, many young actors rumored for the lead role of Peter Quill, aka Starlord. John Krasinski, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who turned the role down), Joel Edgerton and numerous others have either tested for the role or have been rumored to have tested. To say it is coveted is a bit of an understatement.
We can add three more names to that list tonight, according to Latino Review. Wes Bentley, who has made a bit of a resurgence since appearing in the hit film The Hunger Games, Cam Gigandet of Never Back Down & Easy A, and Chris Lowell of Up in the Air have all read for the role of Starlord. All three of them fitting into the age and look that Marvel seem to be going for.
Whoever lands this role will likely receive a big career push, as well as a multiple picture deal, as is custom with Marvel Studios. Look what it did for Chris Hemsworth. Just sayin’. As always, keep checking back for the latest news on Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Source : Latino Review