January 2, 2013
Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lead THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?
Deadline reports yet another name is in the mix for the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord for James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy. They say that rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been named as another candidate for Quill. They don't say he's been offered the part but it would be a giant get for the film if they were able to cast him. The Marvel space epic has been searching for it's leader with actors such as Lee Pace, Joel Edgerton, Jim Sturgess, Jack Huston, Eddie Reddmayne and Zachary Levi mentioned as testing. Along with Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy, Troy), James Marsden (Superman Returns, X-Men Trilogy) and Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of An Empire, Gangster Squad) being reported as interested in the part as well.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been balancing both blockbuster roles with smaller projects at the same time. Taking part in action films like Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Looper. While still mixing it up with 500 Days of Summer, 50/50, The Lookout, Brick, Lincoln and his directorial debut with Don Jon's Addiction alongside Scarlett Johansson (Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Their rumored relationship could have something to do with him circling the role as well. He's a solid choice with a loyal following which could help the little known cosmic superhero team get some much needed exposure to non-comic book fans. There has been speculation that his character John Blake from The Dark Knight Rises would be taking up the mask for Justice League and new Batman films.