Jack Huston Confirms Auditioning For ‘Star-Lord’ Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Despite sustaining a broken rib while filming a scene for his latest film, Not Fade Away actor Jack Huston says he's adept at playing Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy after auditioning.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/17/2012


While a few actors who made Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Star-Lard’ shortlist are committing to other big projects, seemingly slimming their chances to none, contender and Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston recently told MTV News that he's more than capable; even after sustaining a broken rib while filming Not Fade Away. Check out exactly what he said in the video below!



“There was a screen test. Like I said, brittle bones. Maybe they'll call me Glass Man. 'Here he comes. Oh, he fell over,'” Jack Huston joked. But jokes aside, he said, “I would love to do it. I tell you, these bones are strong. If you need a guardian to look after this galaxy, look no further.”

About Jack Huston's fellow ‘Peter Quill’ contenders, Garrett Hundley recently announced his commitment to Tron 3, while Joel Edgerton is filming Felony and just signed on for Jane Got a Gun. And as reported earlier today, Eddie Redmayne has just joined Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. Of course, these other obligations wouldn't exactly rule them out of winning the role. Anyhow, the list also includes Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton. What do you think?


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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superotherside - 12/17/2012, 2:39 PM
Meh. I'd like someone else to do it. Not sure who though. Even if it's not my pick (Chris Pine) who ever gets it needs to play a likable jerk well. To me Chris is one of the few actors which can pull that off.
RorMachine - 12/17/2012, 2:51 PM
He's so good in Boardwalk Empire - albeit playing a very diff type of character - but I'm sure thsi guy could wrap his acting gear around anything. Hope he gets it.
mk - 12/17/2012, 2:53 PM
love this guy.. was such a badass on that season finale on boardwalk empire... starlord or dr strange for him!
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/17/2012, 2:54 PM
I'd be fine with him. He's cute enough
RorMachine - 12/17/2012, 2:58 PM
bazinga85 - 12/17/2012, 3:16 PM
This guy looks like my creepy uncle, lol:)
Reasonnnn - 12/17/2012, 3:16 PM
You guys really need to STFU with the Chris Pine as Star-Lord. Marvel is too frugal to pay his quota and he's already playing an iconic character in Star Trek and is the titular character in the Jack Ryan reboot.
AshleyWilliams - 12/17/2012, 3:20 PM
He could play Batman.
MrDonut - 12/17/2012, 3:27 PM
Great actor, but can't see him in the role
Batman seems more appropriate especially since he has a knack of dealing with dark material
RyGoR - 12/17/2012, 3:29 PM
I just want this movie to be made and we all enjoy it and its awesomeness :)

I'm starting it now teabag for the next batman :P haha
sexfoodcomics - 12/17/2012, 3:29 PM
He is an amazing actor but doenst have the starlord look. Dr. Strange on the other hand...... YES!!!
AshleyWilliams - 12/17/2012, 3:45 PM
Oh Tea............
gabriellarkins - 12/17/2012, 3:49 PM
*Star-Lord
*Garret Hedlund
FightAs0ne - 12/17/2012, 3:51 PM
Sturgess or Marsden.
Either one will do.
CrashTest - 12/17/2012, 3:55 PM
interesting. He's good in Boardwalk, it will be interesting to see how he dose in a lead role. But Im all for it, it may jump start his career in overdrive. But he should hit the weights a bit.
MarkV - 12/17/2012, 4:11 PM
Hope there is no cross over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don't want Tony Stark hanging out with squirrel boy and tree man.
marvelstudios - 12/17/2012, 4:14 PM
I want Joel Edgerton.
BigDamnHero - 12/17/2012, 4:15 PM
I'd like to see Lee Pace in the role, but then again, I've not seen this guy in anything.
TheAbomination - 12/17/2012, 4:18 PM
Not familiar with his work. But based on what I saw from this video, I think he can pull off the likeable jerk aspect of Star-Lord.

He would also make a good Dr. Strange.
JacksonVegaIII - 12/17/2012, 4:33 PM
MarkV - gotta agree with you there, although I dont think we have much to worry about I cant see this being part of the whole Avengers cineverse
haroldthehand - 12/17/2012, 5:01 PM
Who will they cast as the "Spell Check Lord"?
HavocPrime - 12/17/2012, 5:13 PM
Hope he gets it but it will be weird seeing him with a full face.
xcrementus - 12/17/2012, 5:17 PM
Thanos is in it, Thanos is in Avengers sequels. So it IS part of the Avengers-verse. Whether or not Iron Man & the gang actually SEE a talking raccoon, its still one big part.
And even if he did see one, isn't that awesome? that's what a shared universe is all about, what makes the MCU so great.
Imagine the look on RDJ's face seeing Rocket talk...he'd think he was drunk/hallucinating. funniest scene ever.
marvel72 - 12/17/2012, 5:44 PM
@ RorMachine

i've never seen boardwalk empire but that scene was f*ckin brill.
BasedThanos - 12/17/2012, 5:53 PM
Lol @ the idiots saying "I can't see this as part of the Avengers universe" or "Hope it doesn't cross over with the Avengers". That's what a shared universe is for you tools.
@xcrementus, That would be great
Inhuman - 12/17/2012, 6:18 PM
anybody who watches boardwalk empire knows that this guy is an up and coming actor. i think he would be perfect for star-lord.
Triptheorist - 12/17/2012, 6:23 PM
He's great in Boardwalk Empire, but if you've ever seen him anything else then you'd know that he isn't the right man for the job.
StormLoganSummers - 12/17/2012, 6:26 PM
I don't know who this is, so *shrugs*
usclerkguy - 12/17/2012, 6:28 PM
Lee Pace or Jim Sturgess wouldn't be bad....prefer Pace.
DrDoom - 12/17/2012, 7:50 PM
Lee Pace seems like a better choice for Star Lord. I'd say let this guy take a crack at Doctor Strange.
cerrone6 - 12/17/2012, 8:03 PM
I agree Lee Pace has the look 2nd choice would be Jim Sturgess...Now if that goes well who would you all pick for Drax?....I say Vin Diesel
DioFoRio - 12/17/2012, 8:11 PM
God Damnit !!! Another Foreigner with a funny tea/wilding/ror voice...don't they Know the Galaxy and the people who guard it are from MeriKa damn it! This dude related to Angelica? Good actor? anybody...Bueller, Bueller? Bet he gets it.
DioFoRio - 12/17/2012, 8:12 PM
@Cerrone..that would be cool. He's already jacked and with some prothesis and green /red paint. Boom Bang Bingo.
DioFoRio - 12/17/2012, 8:12 PM
@Batz...Yes I agree Statham for RR
mgeoff88 - 12/17/2012, 9:19 PM
I'm not familiar with him, but I like his attitude.
maxxgone - 12/17/2012, 9:50 PM
@markV & jacksonvegal...

you guys are 100% kidding right?!?! you can't be serious about GOTG "not crossing over into the MCU", right? because it's a large part of phase 2, thanos will be in it, and well actually there's a billion other things going on that clearly state this is one of marvels newest franchises. come on guys! :)
789 - 12/18/2012, 6:10 AM
Once I thought Jack Huston to be Star-Lord and this is real. My choice was eddei Cahill, but Jack is good too.
ETPHHM1 - 12/18/2012, 12:42 PM
I can see Jack Huston voice over (Rocket Raccoon) in a major way. Lee Pace would be a great StarLord a.k.a Peter Quill
repulse93 - 12/18/2012, 12:56 PM
Richard Harrow. As Star-Lord.

[frick]! YES!

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