There’s a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy casting news floating around, because, well, there’s not much else to talk about right now. It’s not even really casting news, just information on who Marvel Studios has on their shortlist. And while that’s nice and all it’s only interesting to a point. But talking to an actor from the other big superhero franchise that you just went up against in the summer blockbuster season?
Okay, now you’re getting my interest gears going.
The derby to land the lead role of Peter Quill in Guardians Of The Galaxy has gotten even more interesting. Marvel Studios has added Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the list of actors they are considering for what is seen as its next major franchise launch.
Gordon-Levitt would be up against Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, and Zachary Levi for the role of Peter Quill and his alterego, Star-Lord, a half-alien, half-human space cop with alien machine guns and a sweet helmet. In comics, Star-Lord is the founder of the Guardians of the Galaxy, responsible for recruiting the rest of the roster, though with a set of characters as obscure to the mainstream audience as the Guardians who knows to what extent his origin will be redesigned or even revealed in the actual film.
If Gordon-Levitt was picked for the job, it would be his second major role in a superhero movie, and an immediate bridge between Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would also, probably, finally put to death rumors that Gordon-Levitt will be appearing as John Blake as Batman in DC’s planned Justice League movie.