Or, to be more snarky about it, the “Dark Knight Rises” and “Looper” star joins a list of every young Hollywood actor currently being tested, “considered”, or “in contention” for the male lead in James Gunn’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Of course, there’s no reason you should put more stock in this news than previous ones regarding the role of Peter Quill in “Galaxy”, even though reports have Marvel Studios “[adding] Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the list of actors they are considering for what is seen as its next major franchise launch.”
Gordon-Levitt joins a list of actors including Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, and Zachary Levi that have either tested for the role, or are being considered by the studio.
The role everyone is gung-ho to get is Peter Quill, a half-human, half-alien soldier who leads the titular Guardians of the Galaxy, a gathering of badass anti-heroes who do their best to keep the galaxy safe from bad guys, one of which is probably Thanos, the next villain hinted to be making a major pain of himself at the end of “The Avengers”.
In the comics, the Guardians and the Avengers have crossed path before and multiple times, but that’s no surprise given that pretty much everyone has crossed paths at one point or another in a Marvel comic book. Hell, I’m sure the Punisher has crossed paths with a bunch of superheroes has no right to even exist alongside of.
Frankly, though, I just don’t think this is something Gordon-Levitt would do. Working on “The Dark Knight Rises” is one thing — he was re-teaming with Christopher Nolan, the two having worked together previously on “Inception” — but a Marvel comic book superhero movie set in space that’s bound to be slightly camp? It just seems like more wishful thinking by Marvel than anything seriously concrete.
But hey, I’ve been wrong before, so we’ll see…
Via : Deadline