Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins the List of Actors Being Considered for Guardians of the Galaxy

Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy Comic BookOr, 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…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper (2012) Movie Image

Via : Deadline



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  • Juggernaut

    Admittedly I know very little about the Star-Lord character but I think he’d be a good choice. He is a talented actor and his star is on the rise after impressive turns in some good genre flicks like Looper and TDKR. He’d add the star power that this project may need to put asses in the seats.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Fillion for Star Lord,if they have Nova JGL would be great for that. I guess I can see him as STar Lord, but he’s a lil too young for me.

      • Juggernaut

        I like either Taylor Kitsch or Jared Padelecki as Nova. I could see Fillion as Star Lord. Matt Damon was who I was thinking originally. Maybe even Brad Pitt.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Damon would be great for Star Lord actually. Pitt wouldn’t be bad either. If you want to catch up on your Star Lord, read Annihilation; Conquest and the Guardians of the Galaxy trades.

          • Juggernaut

            I’ll have to check those out.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Not since Infinity Guantlet have I had so much cosmic fun. if you can get your hands on Annihilation first I would start there. No Star lord but its damned cool,

        • Lexavi80

          I would like to see a young Brad Pitt playing The Sentry!

          Man, that character gave me the willies in New Avengers…

  • TotesMagotes

    I’m guessing that DC decided to go in a different direction for the role of the new Batman, and now Marvel is trying to swoop up JGL before someone else does. It’s not impossible for JGL to play a lead role in the DC universe AND the Marvel universe, but it’s highly unlikely.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I don’t think they were ever seriously thinking of continuing Nolan’s universe without Nolan.

  • Lexavi80

    JGL as Batman is something that’s never going to happen. Simple as that. Not because he can’t play him, but because the studio will go fresh on Bruce Wayne/Batman for the new franchise.

    If Gordon Levitt accepts the role of Star Lord, then that means the movie is going to be a hit! I mean this because the guy only take jobs when the scripts are good. Is all about the script and the people involved.

    So yeah, I would like some JGL in my Marvel films!