Lee Pace Confirms Prepping An Audition For ‘Star-Lord’ In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Confirming that, and when, he'll be auditioning for the‘Star-Lord’ role, commenting on the script, make the jump and check out what The Hobbit actor Lee Pace says about Guardians of the Galaxy!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/7/2012


Actor Lee Pace is among the names reportedly on Marvel Studios’ short-list of actors that're testing for Guardians of the Galaxy's lead role, Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord. And MTV News recently caught up with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey actor, and he not only confirmed that he's auditioning, but also that he's read the script. Watch the video chat below! And there's a transcription lower.



“I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck,” the actor said. “I'm very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun. I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you're doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out.

“We'll see. We'll see,” Lee Pace said about his chances of nabbing the Star-Lord role and possible appearance in The Avengers sequel. “I've got to audition. I've got to go get it. I actually love auditioning, so I'm happy to go meet them all and do it.”





Marvel Studios presents “Guardians of the Galaxy”—the big cinematic event exploring an interstellar super hero team-up, featuring Marvel characters Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. While story details are under wraps, the film is rumored to lead with a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

Directed by James Gunn from a screenplay by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the Marvel comic book series “Guardians of the Galaxy,” first published in 1969 and revived in 2008. While a director and ensemble cast have yet to be announced, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will assemble on August 1, 2014. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute the film. In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and the currently-untitled sequel to “Marvel's The Avengers,” the third highest grossing film of all time, on May 1, 2015.

Source: MTV News
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BlackCat1 - 12/7/2012, 10:50 AM
Hoping for Carol Danvers to appear in the film so we can have Ms.Marvel in Avengers 2.!

-Charlize Theron or Covert Affairs or Chuck Actress for the role.
EdgyOutsider - 12/7/2012, 10:54 AM
Lee Pace is pretty good. I can't see him in a superhero role, let alone Star-Lord.
Tony93 - 12/7/2012, 10:55 AM
dos sideburns!
SageMode - 12/7/2012, 10:57 AM
Just.......no.
toco89 - 12/7/2012, 11:02 AM
For once the word pretentious on this board has a proper place. As in attitude.
rockerdude22 - 12/7/2012, 11:10 AM
Anyone else think he seemed kind of awkward in this interview? But hey, if he's passionate about the role, I'd say go for it!
DioFoRio - 12/7/2012, 11:23 AM
Betcha he gets it...those sideburns were pathetic though. Seems like a cool dude.
inkslinger616 - 12/7/2012, 11:27 AM
Jon Hamm for Star Lord...
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/7/2012, 11:34 AM
Always like hearing that a comic book movie script is good
jj72 - 12/7/2012, 11:36 AM
Script done already? woah. Pleasantly surprised. Marvel has its arse going full steam ahead for phase 2. C'mon DC, we want some news on JL!!!
gambgel - 12/7/2012, 11:39 AM
wait

Charlize Theron as Miss Marvel?? never thought of it

it would be more than amazing, lol

but for some reason I dont think she will accept.
sexfoodcomics - 12/7/2012, 11:45 AM
Nice I think he would work well !!!
TheOmegaOne - 12/7/2012, 11:57 AM
I may have sideburn envy.


I would like to see him get he role.
jessepostal - 12/7/2012, 12:01 PM
He read the script already??? That doesn't sound like marvel
superotherside - 12/7/2012, 12:06 PM
Seems like a cool guy. I haven't really seen him in anything though. He's in the Hobbit so I'll look for him in there. Although he was in Twilight? WITW? :P
ETPHHM1 - 12/7/2012, 12:36 PM
I can see Lee Pace as (StarLord) aka.-Peter Quill. @IM53- I hope GOTG falls on the Kree Empire and hope to see NOVA, and Ronan the Accuser.
Rhys - 12/7/2012, 12:44 PM
He'd be a great choice!
Equivocal - 12/7/2012, 12:49 PM
he looks kinda weird in that interview, and his energy is weird too...

I'd say:

NO !

good actor tho...
TheFirstAvenger97 - 12/7/2012, 12:51 PM
Why does he look like Wolverine?
Christuffer - 12/7/2012, 12:56 PM
Garrett.
Hedlund.
GrayMatter - 12/7/2012, 1:02 PM
Thanks for the transcription of the interview DCMF! So us Canuckleheads can actually get something out of the article.

Stupid MTV.
TheBeard - 12/7/2012, 1:08 PM
If MARVEL already let him read the script, it's probably his job to lose. I don't have a problem with it. What i very much would like to know is who is going to play Gamora. Because she is one sexy as green chick.

[IMG]http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/newxblackxpanther/Gamora/2347793-avnass2012006_cov_colEDIT2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx322/suspiciouslens/gamora.jpg[/IMG]

hell ya!
DioFoRio - 12/7/2012, 1:10 PM
lol@Jessiepostal

@Ironman...there are 4 movies leading to avengers 2 and 4 gems that we havent seen(mind gem in lokis staff) sounds about right

@Intruder....I thought that they said inhumans was going to be fast tracked as well....hmmm.
TheBeard - 12/7/2012, 1:14 PM





there we go
TheBeard - 12/7/2012, 1:14 PM
TheBeard - 12/7/2012, 1:15 PM
wasen't suppose to be the same pic 3times but whatever
Preston - 12/7/2012, 1:19 PM
I'm with BM. Lee Pace would make a great Star-lord.

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DioFoRio - 12/7/2012, 1:23 PM
Gonna miss the Helmet if they get rid of it.
FennecPilot - 12/7/2012, 1:24 PM
@inkslinger616

- Marvel has other plans in mind for Jon Hamm....."Strange" plans for him
Durango95 - 12/7/2012, 1:39 PM
I hope he gets it. I REALLY hope they keep the helmet.
aztecRaingod - 12/7/2012, 2:10 PM
Yvonne Strahovski has the body of a man.


OverlyManlyMan - 12/7/2012, 2:12 PM
That helmet looks [frick]ing sick! Hopefully its just like that. And I can see this guy as Star Lord
DioFoRio - 12/7/2012, 2:17 PM
LoL@Aztec
DioFoRio - 12/7/2012, 2:24 PM
She should take those wet clothes off...gon catch cold.
marvel72 - 12/7/2012, 2:24 PM
this is my most anticipated movie of phase 2,will it be better than the best comic book movie ever the avengers,i don't know.
OriginalGuardiansPlease - 12/7/2012, 2:28 PM
Yvonne Strahovski for Aleta (shares Starhawk's body for those that dont know starhawk well).

OriginalGuardiansPlease - 12/7/2012, 2:29 PM
leave Ms Marvel for a future movie...i would rather see Adam Warlock.

If they want to infuse more women in there have Nikki or Aleta in there....and at the same time show some respect for those of us who have been fans of the guardians of the galaxy since well before 2008
TheAbomination - 12/7/2012, 2:39 PM
Don't know much about Pace or his acting skills. Guess I have some homework to do.
superotherside - 12/7/2012, 2:49 PM
MARVELPSYCHO79 Good point.
CasualFanatic - 12/7/2012, 3:10 PM
I can't comment on whether or not Lee Pace is right for Star-Lord, as I've only read a handful of GotG comics. I can say that the guy has tremendous range as an actor and the eyebrows are not a hindrance. They only help.
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