Last week, Variety reported that the search for the leading actor in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy had been narrowed down to two actors – Chuck's Zachary Levi and Cloud Atlas' Jim Sturgess.
Director James Gunn took to his Facebook page to dispute the accuracy of the article saying, "Almost everything in that Variety article on the Guardians of the Galaxy casting (and all the following articles based on it) was/is completely inaccurate. Just for the record.
This doesn't mean that Levi and Sturgess aren't still in contention, but now a new name has emerged as a potential lead for the Peter Quill role – Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Deadline scooped that JGL is a candidate for the Quill role, though cautioned that they aren't sure if he has been offered the role and "nobody would comment, but he's in the mix."
If this is true, it could seriously deter JGL's involvement in Warner Bros.' planned Justice League feature, where the general assumption was that he would carry over the Batman role from Christopher Nolan's trilogy. Marvel is well-known for signing actors to multi-film deals.
JGL's name is mentioned to pretty much every hot project out there, following a breakout 2012 slate of films. Expect more rumors and news to swirl as Marvel and Gunn move toward casting not only Quill, but other members of the Guardians in the coming months.
Do you like JGL in the lead role in Guardians or would you prefer another actor in that role (perhaps Levi or Sturgess)?
Guardians of the Galaxy is due in theaters on August 1, 2014.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Guardians of the Galaxy
I'd rather see JGL be in a JL movie, and as much as I love Zach Levi (and would love to see him as a lead) he's already in Thor so I don't know about that one (though it would be awesome!). I like Jim but I don't see him as an action lead.
I think it would probably be better if JGl sticks with the Warner Brothers movies and even though I did not read much Guardians of Galaxy. i would rather see a different actor take up the role as the lead hero in Guardians. I think JGL fits well with Warner DC Movies and should stick with that rather than work on a marvel picture. Moist fans like me rather see JGL stick withe role as batman and see how the story progresses with that. SO JGL stick it out with Warner-DC Movies
How is he supposed to play batman when he is already lined up to be Robin, Batman's sidekick? He is much more suited as a "Robin".
well he looks like a batter batman then Val Kilmer. But then again so would a chiwawa look better then val. but yeah i would liked to have seen them do a movie where he takes on the role of the next batman type but asNightwing not robin or batman.
In my opinion if you are going to take an actor who was in a dc movie then dont take JGL who did a good job. Take someone like Ryan Reynolds. He would fit the part very well and I dont think he is going to make a sequel to Green Lanter...at least I pray he isnt. Then you have to worry about the fact that he played dead pool...Whatever
Boo to that. You can't have Robin in the Marvel universe all of a sudden.
In my opinion, Mr. Levitt would make a great choice either way; the only thing with him going back to DC, i.e. playing Batman or his counterpart, is that Nolan portrayed that character in a particular style (grounded in reality). If Justice League is expected to happen, I would have a hard time seeing a character like that along side say, J'onn J'onzz - or even Superman for that matter. But I guess I'll have to wait and see...
I rather see JGL in the justice league movies
Same here..'his Knightwing/Robin JOSEPH Gordon-Levitt fits that major Warner Bro's/DC Hero charactor more so then any other. And I feel the Role of Peter Quill in MARVEL's Guardians movie should go to this JIm Sturgess guy.
About JGL it sounds foolproof with him remaining in DC
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Zachery Levi should be Peter Quill and Joesph Gorden-Levitt should be Batman if Justice League happens because he probably won't want to be Batman if he's going to be playing the lead role in a Marvel movie
Guess we're both suckers
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Well see once man of steel comes to theatres June 13 th
Why then? They'll probably announce it sooner
Anyhow the monsters U viral campaign is off to a good start
Yep, Pixar is always good when it comes to marketing
I don't follow marketing I just want to be surprised by the actual movie and they never disappoint
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