GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: James Marsden, Joel Edgerton And More In Talks For 'Star-Lord' Role

Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Eddie Redmayne, Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and more are all currently battling it out for the role of 'Star-Lord' in Marvel Studios and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Hit the jump for the full list of actors and even more details!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/28/2012
Deadline reports that Marvel Studios has a short list of actors for the lead role of 'Star-Lord' in Guardians of the Galaxy. They have reportedly confirmed that Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) have all signed test deals for the lead role of 'Peter Quill'. However, while all of them are currently in the running, they are also said to be interested in Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom). We're obviously at a very early stage of casting at this point, but which of these actors do you guys think would be the best choice? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!



Source: Deadline
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DaenerysTargaryen - 11/28/2012, 2:53 PM
OMG....GOTG casting news. I never thought I'd see the day
armagedom - 11/28/2012, 2:55 PM
awesome!!
JordanKing - 11/28/2012, 2:57 PM
And so it begins!
l0rdleg0las - 11/28/2012, 2:59 PM
My dream casting for this has always been Timothy Olyphant. Of those mentioned I guess Hedlund is my choice.
OrganizedChaos - 11/28/2012, 3:00 PM
I like Garrett Hedland
Spideyguy94 - 11/28/2012, 3:01 PM
Would rather see marsden return as cyclops, he never really got the chance to play cyclops as the leader of the x-men in the movies because let's face it he only really got one full movie and even then it wasn't much.
JerBear - 11/28/2012, 3:03 PM
YAYY!!
Jefferys - 11/28/2012, 3:05 PM
I like the idea of James Marsden of being in GOTG, but I can't imagine anyone else's voice except Steve Downes as Star-Lord. I blame AEMH for such a thing. But you have to admit, his voice is pretty much perfect for it. Even though Downes is like Master Chief and all. DId I just say 'like'? *sigh*
RorMachine - 11/28/2012, 3:09 PM
Some great actors (minus Hedlund:) but Jack Huston is a damn genius..

GuardianAngel - 11/28/2012, 3:10 PM
In other words, "Fans... Make your choice!"
Martay - 11/28/2012, 3:11 PM
Its going to be Joel
RSDhillon - 11/28/2012, 3:12 PM
Yes. A movie where Marsden isn't screwed over.
YES. YES. YES.
Pauul - 11/28/2012, 3:12 PM
I think Garrett Hedlund would be a really good choice for Star-Lord.
jimpinto24 - 11/28/2012, 3:14 PM
I was hoping Nathan Fillion, but I hope that Eddie Redmayne gets casted as Star-Lord.
bagadoosh - 11/28/2012, 3:15 PM
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Let the games begin
blackula - 11/28/2012, 3:15 PM
James Marsden strikes me more as Star Lord than he did as Cyclops.
JatevinM - 11/28/2012, 3:16 PM
Lee Pace for the love of all things great please.
TomAlBhul232 - 11/28/2012, 3:16 PM
dnt know much about 'Star-Lord but jack huston is the shit
Bandrews1 - 11/28/2012, 3:19 PM
These are some interesting casting choices. Can't wait to see they're choices for the rest of the rest of the team, especially Rocket Raccoon. My choice would be Simon Pegg.
MisterNiceGuy - 11/28/2012, 3:21 PM
very diverse choices, this will get interesting
marvel72 - 11/28/2012, 3:24 PM
joel edgerton or james marsden would be my choices for starlord.

guardians of the galaxy is my most anticipated movie of phase 2.
RyGoR - 11/28/2012, 3:25 PM
And so it begins...casting for what will surely be A MOST EPIC,INSANE SPACE-FARING MINDBLOWING RACCOON GUN TOTING ADVENTURE OF ALL ADVENTURES




And I couldn't be any happier :)

Now lets here about drax, rocket raccoon, groot and more!!!!!
GOTG will be on par with The Avengers calling it now!!!
bagadoosh - 11/28/2012, 3:25 PM
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KaneVonDoom - 11/28/2012, 3:27 PM
Huston would be great as Adam Warlock but I would pick Marsden if he wasn't already in Fox-Men.... Hedlund would work quite well if his acting has been cleaned up but I really don't see Edgerton as Star Lord. I'm really pulling for James Marsden.

Either way, I'm confident with the casting and Way stoked for this movie.
bazinga85 - 11/28/2012, 3:27 PM
Out of all of these, I'd go with Edgerton...I haven't seen Warrior, but he was good in The Grey, so..make it happen Marvel.
Ryan - 11/28/2012, 3:27 PM
Jack Houston doesn't look like the ideal Peter Quill, but he can act. I would love to see him as Dr Strange. Looks kind of like RDJ too. Garrett Hedlund looks the part but I'm not a fan of his acting skills. If those are the choices its a tie between Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne.
2gold - 11/28/2012, 3:27 PM
I can honestly say I would be fine with any of those guys as Star Lord. But Edgerton was awesome in Warrior.
StSharp - 11/28/2012, 3:28 PM
Edgerton would be amazing in that role! He'd be so badass yet be able to pull off the more serious scenes. :D
maxxgone - 11/28/2012, 3:31 PM
edgerton & huston would bring something great to the role. im especially curious about how huston would approach it. from the comments i can see that everyone is just as blown away by richard harrow as i am.
MisterNiceGuy - 11/28/2012, 3:31 PM

PLEASE NO MASS EFFECT SUITS!!!!! KEEP IT ORIGINAL!!!!! I would love it if they made Starlord the pilot that shot the nuke at NYC and somehow got sucked in the portal. But it looks like this might be like an origin for thanos so the timeline wont match up with that. Is anything confirmedwith the script yet?

IcemanX - 11/28/2012, 3:31 PM
Jack Huston is the nephew of Danny Huston (Stryker in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'), both are great actors
sexfoodcomics - 11/28/2012, 3:33 PM
I'm not feeling any of those guys for quill
Killuminatic - 11/28/2012, 3:34 PM
Holy Shit!!! Joel Edgerton was my top choice for Star Lord ever since the movie was announced! I was gonna mention this on the Daredevil article but then I thought [frick] it, and now I see this report where Marvel may actually be considering him... my is mind [frick]ing blown. Oh and btw, that man has a golden voice, well to me anyway.
sexfoodcomics - 11/28/2012, 3:34 PM
Jack Huston is the best actor out of all of them by miles, but I don't think he has the look.
MisterNiceGuy - 11/28/2012, 3:39 PM
I bet all of the Rocket Raccoon haters have never even picked up a GOTG comic in there life.
StSharp - 11/28/2012, 3:41 PM
Funny how you all refer to the costume designs as "Mass Effect" suits, are you kidding?
Do you know how many kinds of suits were made BEFORE Mass Effect ever existed? Come onnn.

You guys ALWAYS find something to complain about and compare to.
Allura - 11/28/2012, 3:42 PM
Marsden and Pace would be my top 2 picks. Didn't Hedlund have a cameo in the Avengers movie (the game playing agent)? More interested in who will voice Rocket Raccoon and who they will cast for Gamorra.
mk - 11/28/2012, 3:43 PM
Hmm either Marsden , Huston or Edgerton for me.. Id go Marsden though he kinda has the face if they show his face lol
MisterNiceGuy - 11/28/2012, 3:45 PM
@SeedofSmiley. does it matter? would you prefer i say "storm Trooper" or "halo" suits? How about this? PLEASE DONT LET THE CHARACTERS LOOK UNIFORM WITH THE MATCHING SPACE SUITS I PREFER THE ORIGINAL COMICBOOK LOOK!!!!!! is that better? are you happy? [frick]in prick
90caliber - 11/28/2012, 3:47 PM
Josh Brolin. nuff said!
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