Joseph Gordon-Levitt Latest Candidate For Star-Lord Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

After having a key supporting role in The Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest actor being considered to play Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy. Read on for more details.

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By Paul Romano - 1/2/2013


After his performance as John Blake in this summer's The Dark Knight Rises, rumors have suggested that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will reprise the role and don the Batsuit in Warner Bros.' Justice League movie, even after his reps reportedly denied it. However, it looks like the young actor might be going from DC to Marvel for his next CBM role, that of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Guardians Of The Galaxy. According to Deadline, Gordon-Levitt is the latest addition to Marvel Studios' shortlist to take on the lead role in the James Gunn-directed space epic. While the site can't confirm that he has been formally offered the role, he's definitely in the mix. Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Lee Pace (The Hobbit), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) all signed test deals with Marvel, while Zachary Levi (Thor: The Dark World) and an unnamed actor were later connected to the role. Additionally, there has been interest in Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise Of An Empire).

Described as Marvel's next major franchise launch, Guardians Of The Galaxy is set to hit theaters August 1st, 2014. Do you want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Star-Lord?













Source: Deadline
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WEJAlen20 - 1/2/2013, 10:07 AM
WOW, interesting if true
batfan175 - 1/2/2013, 10:07 AM
he's a good actor so why not?
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/2/2013, 10:09 AM
Huh my future husband in the running for GOTG? I could totally live with JGL as SL. As long as it prevents him from being in Jla :)
Spideyguy94 - 1/2/2013, 10:09 AM
Very Interesting
Spidey91 - 1/2/2013, 10:11 AM
*Spock voice*
interesting.
Hellsing - 1/2/2013, 10:13 AM
Hell I don't have a problem with any of the actors already on the list, Houston, Pace, Edgerton and Sturgess are all damn fine actors so even if JGL doesn't get it I am cool with any of them. And people might need to curb there enthusiasm a little he's been considered which means he hasn't been offered anything and even if he is offered something doesn't necessarily mean that he will accept it. But he'll make a much better star lord than batman.
Dynamo - 1/2/2013, 10:16 AM
Yes, do it JGL!
SpoonWielder - 1/2/2013, 10:23 AM
Hey my wife might actually see this movie with me if he's in it.
Jaspion - 1/2/2013, 10:26 AM
Did not see that coming.
Marvel doing us a favor so he can't be Batman in JL movie.
rockerdude22 - 1/2/2013, 10:27 AM
My vote is for Lee Pace, but I wouldn't mind if Gordon-Levitt got the role!
halo4able - 1/2/2013, 10:28 AM
Zachary Levi already plays a character in the marvel universe
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/2/2013, 10:32 AM
but... but he is nolan's boy, why would marvel betray us and sleep with the enemy. Who do i hate now.
CharlesLord - 1/2/2013, 10:33 AM
Interesting. All of the others who signed test deals would be good also. I think jgl is finally becoming the start I always thought he was gonna be
PapaMidnite - 1/2/2013, 10:38 AM
Ha! That is gonna be interesting... LOL
LordoftheThrones26 - 1/2/2013, 10:39 AM
No, sorry but he doesn't work for Marvel. I'd rather see him as Batman. Give the role to Joel Edgerton or Lee Pace. Those guys would do a great job but no not him sorry!
jimpinto24 - 1/2/2013, 10:40 AM
I hope Marvel does cast JGL as Star-Lord.
DrRockso - 1/2/2013, 10:44 AM
Love him but I'm all for Lee mother[frick]in Pace
capMO - 1/2/2013, 10:45 AM
short answer, NO
JatevinM - 1/2/2013, 10:45 AM
I like JGL but seriouls my vote still goes to Lee Pace.
superotherside - 1/2/2013, 10:48 AM
Fantastic actor. And actually, I could see him in Star Lord's role. He actually might be really good with that role. I wouldn't mind at all if this is true.
Rhinoman - 1/2/2013, 10:49 AM
This is by far the best actor for the role so far. Since this is a virtually unknown property, would not be shocked if they minimize the risk with a named actor.

Would love JGL to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Has my vote hands down, unless he joins the Justice League film than no.
Shamo - 1/2/2013, 10:54 AM
fucc yea.
InfiniteMonkey - 1/2/2013, 10:56 AM
JGL in Space.
RDJ on earth.
Yeah, sounds about right.
diomc - 1/2/2013, 10:56 AM
*Perfect*
Niuhll - 1/2/2013, 10:58 AM
Yeah he's a good actor and i'm all for it.
crazymarvelgurl95 - 1/2/2013, 11:02 AM
I wouldnt mind seeing him as Starlord.
JustDame - 1/2/2013, 11:08 AM
That would be cool.
HeathenHammer - 1/2/2013, 11:14 AM
He's a great actor. and this movie will need some name recognition. Perfect choice.
Valandil - 1/2/2013, 11:14 AM
It's actually the best option so far.
Jaspion - 1/2/2013, 11:17 AM
@AmericanPsycho That's because he wasn't Robin, he was a random cop whose name was Robin. That's why we hated it.

As Dickbelt said: [frick] the nolan robin

(he's Grif, right?)
bazinga85 - 1/2/2013, 11:22 AM
It's not gonna happen
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/2/2013, 11:23 AM
Hell yeah! Know they hit the bullseye!:)

He was [frick]ing great in Looper.
RustyShackelford - 1/2/2013, 11:25 AM
YES
Mysterion - 1/2/2013, 11:25 AM
Thats right JGL, its time to come over to the big leagues....
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/2/2013, 11:27 AM
Still i rather have Alex O´Loughlin.

Joe would be great Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie.
darkjoker1 - 1/2/2013, 11:29 AM
this is great :D i would love to see him as star lord and he was lame in TDKR as robin really john blake -_-......i hope this news is true
Rohit9876 - 1/2/2013, 11:32 AM
He worked with Phil Coulson(Clark Gregg) in (500) days of summer directed by Amazing spider-man's director Marc Webb..so he does have contacts with Marvel and after Inception, Looper and TDKR, JGL is going to draw people towards theatre. coz he is a household person nowadays. i agree with him as Star-Lord
TheBeard - 1/2/2013, 11:33 AM
Who's gonna play Gamora? Haven't heard shit about that.
aztecRaingod - 1/2/2013, 11:36 AM
Does anyone really think Marvel would consider hiring a guy from their main rivals movie? Yeah right. Not happening.
LAXtremest - 1/2/2013, 11:46 AM
I am all for this.
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