January 7, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Might Have Passed On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Deadline reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) is in final negotiations for a supporting role in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. His character Johnny was newly created for the film and would be that of a smooth gambler. According to the site it was originally developed for Johnny Depp but it sounds like he passed on it. Along with confirming the return of Clive Owen and Bruce Willis. The film is currently in production and likely wouldn't conflict with JGL making Guardians of The Galaxy or Justice League as well. However, that doesn't stop the site from stating talks with Marvel for Guardians are over and the studio is considering other candidates. It's possible like with Godzilla, he could have passed on the role of Peter Quill entirely.
The site also mentions that Josh Brolin is being linked for another role in Sin City 2. Brolin previously had a villainous part in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror.