Lee Pace Says 'We've Knocked It Out the Park' with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Discussing how both The Hobbit and Guardians of the Galaxy may have turned him out of desires to play a human character again, Lee Pace gushes more about his role in the Marvel film. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/20/2013
Going from sharing the screen with a dragon in the last two films of the The Hobbit series, to a talking raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Lee Pace tells Total Film he's not sure he'll play a human character again. “A racoon with a machine gun!” he laughed. “It's been quite an interesting year. I don't know if I'll ever play a human again! I was a vampire in Twilight, the king of the elves in The Hobbit and now an alien warlord in Guardians of the Galaxy”

About his experience playing Ronan the Accuser in Guardians, Pace enthuses “It was awesome! That movie's going to kick ass!” He adds, “We've just knocked it out of the park, it's going to be wild! I kept looking over at [director] James Gunn saying, 'Is it too much? Am I over the top? Pull me back whenever you're ready!' And he was like, 'More, more!' He's a true villain!”

Asked if he read comics growing up: “I'm a very curious person, I don't leave any stone unturned. I remember being interested in comics and I really liked Silver Surfer. Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit deeper into the Marvel Universe, which I think is to its advantage. Iron Man was something that people were not super-familiar with when that movie first came out. I think people are certainly going to like this film and I certainly hope they do. It's fun!”



“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime, with Vin Diesal as Groot and Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is scheduled for release August 1, 2014!
Source: Total Film
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johnboyMCU - 12/20/2013, 8:06 AM
awesomeeeeeeeeeee trailer soon...cant wait!!!!!!!!
SageMode - 12/20/2013, 8:08 AM
The wait for this movie is too [frick]ing long. Ugh!!
Lee Pace is gonna be awesome as Ronan.
ezio619 - 12/20/2013, 8:11 AM
im so excited for this film, i realllllllllllllly hope its good, im gonna be sad for a while if its not, anyway thinking about, lee Pace is a good actor, and he actually would have been a good silver surfer, he has the slender physique, though i buffed wuite alot for Ronan
ALegendaryPanda - 12/20/2013, 8:14 AM
This movie HAS to be good! I will cry for days otherwise.
JoeMomma29 - 12/20/2013, 8:15 AM
Give us a freaking trailer already!!!!!!
marvelstudios - 12/20/2013, 8:17 AM
Can't wait for this. Lee Pace is awesome and his comments excited me :D
Enphlieuwince - 12/20/2013, 8:19 AM
It'll be good...
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/20/2013, 8:19 AM
What about Adam Warlock?
ezio619 - 12/20/2013, 8:21 AM
man,all of the main cast have been so excited for this film, its insane, sure they are actors so they just make it up, but idk, this feels like all of them for real are superexcited for it, hopefully that translates into a good film, i really wanna see chris pratt because EVERYONE in thecast is saying that he does the performance in the film
charlie2094 - 12/20/2013, 8:21 AM
Really hope this turns out well! Don't trust Marvel with villains, but hearing Pace talk about Ronan is giving me hope...trying not to get too excited, but really enjoyed Dan Abnetts run on Guardians, so am hopeful this doesn't disappoint, probably get a trailer early next year, won't be long until a second trailer for Winter Soldier, that opens end of March
Sumitsjc - 12/20/2013, 8:22 AM
I am very Skeptical About this one....But lets wait for the Trailer.
RacerREX - 12/20/2013, 8:22 AM
This film looks awesome to me as a fan but I'm hoping it will connect with a more general audience. It could struggle though which is my worry.
Nomis - 12/20/2013, 8:23 AM
Spidey10 - 12/20/2013, 8:25 AM
TRAILER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
cipher - 12/20/2013, 8:26 AM
Gabriele Dell'Otto's a hell of an artist. Good stuff.
Nomadic1 - 12/20/2013, 8:26 AM
Still can't believe we are getting GotG. If you read the comic it seems almost impossible to be able to put this on film. A ton of good movies coming out next year, although this is the one I cannot wait to see.
Prime - 12/20/2013, 8:27 AM
Meh.
6of13 - 12/20/2013, 8:27 AM
I am really stoked to see Ronan the Accuser.
TheAbomination - 12/20/2013, 8:30 AM
THROW US A FRICKIN' BONE HERE!! GIVE US A TEASER, AN IMAGE OR SOMETHING!!
Dinotron - 12/20/2013, 8:30 AM
Both this movie and Cap 2 have claimed to have "knocked it out of the park"
Excited for both!!!
charlie2094 - 12/20/2013, 8:32 AM
Probably some time in March we'll get the trailer for this, around the time Cap opens and will show before it. First Avenger got it's first trailer around the Super Bowl and that was a July release, so probably a few months away still, considering Guardians is August...

Winter Soldier will get it's second trailer early next year, in January probably
Dinotron - 12/20/2013, 8:33 AM
Not to cry over spoiled spilled milk but seeing how out there this movie is and scale it's appearing to be it would have been really interesting to see a more comic accurate mandarin.
McNyagano - 12/20/2013, 8:34 AM

Namor - 12/20/2013, 8:34 AM
Outta all the villians in upcoming comicbook movies, Ronan the Accuser is the one i'm looking forward to most, even more then Ultron.
Nomadic1 - 12/20/2013, 8:36 AM
You know, 'tis the season and all that. Marvel, drop a gift for us. Like @TheAbomination said, a pic, a teaser.....something. Please!
TelaVizion - 12/20/2013, 8:36 AM
Oh God, if they could put a scene in the movie like the scene in the comic when he bashed Black Dwarf's head in.... I would die from excitement right there on the spot.
TelaVizion - 12/20/2013, 8:38 AM
Why do they keep acting like Iron Man wasn't popular. He was very popular. Most ppl only knew him from his own cartoon series in the 90s, but many ppl knew who he was.
WorstUserNameEver - 12/20/2013, 8:39 AM
Re-reading War of Kings at the mo... I would love it if the MCU goes there at some point.
charlie2094 - 12/20/2013, 8:40 AM
@MarvelPsycho

Well Thor got it's first trailer in December and First Avenger in February 11, so it'll likely be later than that, Winter Soldier still has it's second trailer to come and will probably be a January/Februry release, IM3 got it's second about a month before. Likely only bigger releases, like Iron Man 3 and Avengers, that'll get a trailer so far in advance...chances are Guardians will release near Cap 2, so the trailer can be attached, and be about 5 months away from release
OrgasmicPotatoe - 12/20/2013, 8:41 AM
Seriously Marvel, where the hell is the trailer for this baby ? We need to see it ASAP !
Nomadic1 - 12/20/2013, 8:42 AM
Does Marvel have the rights to Negative Zone characters or is that connected to the F4?
WorstUserNameEver - 12/20/2013, 8:43 AM
@Sumitsjc

Whats up bud?
Talon1024 - 12/20/2013, 8:44 AM
PASS...So many more worthy heroes groups in the Marvel Universe and they green lit this BS
Sumitsjc - 12/20/2013, 8:44 AM
Finally !!
WorstUserNameEver - 12/20/2013, 8:46 AM
@Sitsjc

Nice
CharlesLord - 12/20/2013, 8:46 AM
Its Dec 20th....I expect a trailer before the new year. James Gunn said soon.....I want it NAO!!!!
McNyagano - 12/20/2013, 8:47 AM
Can't wait for this movie!!! Where's the trailer goddammit??!!!!
ATrueHero1987 - 12/20/2013, 8:52 AM
Marvel!!! We want the trailer!! Come on Marvel.....NOW :)
TheRealRemyLebeau - 12/20/2013, 8:52 AM
Very excited.

Marvel: where trendsetters happen


We are about to venture into space folks. Thor set it up and now we are going full throttle.
ezio619 - 12/20/2013, 8:52 AM
Charleslord-gunn didnt say that, the reason we arent getting a trailer before the end of the year is because he wants the vfx on the trailer to look as good as they would in the film so i expect a trailer january or february
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