Actors Rumored To Be In Play for Guardians of the Galaxy Lead

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Some casting news is starting to surface for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Screen testing is being done for the lead character of Peter Quill (Star-Lord) with the following names reportedly in consideration: Lee Pace,¬†Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, and Eddie Redmayne.

Brief synopsis: About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

Directed by James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy is slated to release on August 1, 2014. It follows Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013), Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) making it the last of the individual properties before leading in to The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015).