James Gunn Debunks Recent GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Casting News

Yesterday we reported that Zach Levi and Jim Sturgess were the favorites to win the role of Star Lord in James Gunn's GOTG. But now the director has sent out the following Tweet, plainly stating that this recent casting report from Variety was "inaccurate"..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/23/2012


Fans worried that Marvel were going to feature the same actor in two different superhero roles in their cinematic universe can most likely breath a sigh of relief. According to Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn, Variety's recent report stating that Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi (who will also play Fandral in Thor: The Dark World) were the front-runners for the lead role of Star Lord might not have been entirely accurate..



You will note that he does say ALMOST everything. Could this mean that one of those actors is actually up for the role, or is he referring to something else? Variety's report also mentions a mysterious third actor who is also in contention, so perhaps that's the part that is true? Gunn is currently being quizzed by all and sundry on Twitter so if he lets anything else slip we'll update.









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toco89 - 12/23/2012, 11:04 AM
Well there you go.
SomTingWong - 12/23/2012, 11:05 AM
Thank goodness! Bring on raccoon and groot!
toco89 - 12/23/2012, 11:06 AM
I wish more directors, producers, and actors would clear things up.
DioFoRio - 12/23/2012, 11:06 AM
finally some news
toco89 - 12/23/2012, 11:06 AM
@dickbelt

Ok?LoL
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/23/2012, 11:08 AM
Not shocked at all. Still rooting for Pace
NerdyGeek - 12/23/2012, 11:09 AM
CaptainObvious - 12/23/2012, 11:09 AM
A dickbelt calling somebody a dickhead. I never thought I would live to see that happen.
JordanKing - 12/23/2012, 11:16 AM
Even Grif wasn't that bad. It's like the Superior Grif.
LordoftheThrones26 - 12/23/2012, 11:21 AM
Great! I can't wait for some REAL news! I'm still hoping for Joel Edgerton or Lee Pace. 'Levi shouldn't be in it for obvious reasons and Sturgess isn't Star-Lord quality for me IMHO. I can't wait to see who they choose for Drax, Gamora, Groot and ROCKET RACOON!! Liam Neeson would be awesome in a role maybe as a villain?
wallhead - 12/23/2012, 11:34 AM
luke evans!
TheAbomination - 12/23/2012, 11:40 AM
Good. Neither one of them were my top choices. Nathan Fillion or Joel Edgerton please!!
siggisuperman - 12/23/2012, 11:43 AM
yeah I thought as much... They wouldn't cast the same guy as Star Lord and Fandral thats just daft.
Rhys - 12/23/2012, 11:43 AM
Dang! Beat me to it! Haha

Anyway, there's really only one choice for the role:

SageMode - 12/23/2012, 11:49 AM
Marsden
Equivocal - 12/23/2012, 11:49 AM
so....

no news is good news ???

masterhater - 12/23/2012, 12:10 PM
LEE PACE has to be Star Lord!!! He is perfect!!
Sturgess looks like he is 10yrs old! Does not fit the role. How can star lord needs to be a man.
Levi, I love the guy but he is not as good of a choice as Pace and he is already in Thor so no thanks.

Lee Pace is it!!!!!!!
marvel72 - 12/23/2012, 12:11 PM
ray winstone for the voice of rocket raccoon,filming begins next for my most anticipated comic book movie of phase 2.
Shamo - 12/23/2012, 12:22 PM
Joel Edgerton's the best candidate i've heard so far.
Ranger14 - 12/23/2012, 12:28 PM
Figured as much. That's why regardless of the source, everything is rumor until it is confirmed not to be by someone within the studio or film production crew itself.
DocDrop - 12/23/2012, 12:33 PM
@Marvel72 Captain America 2 starts filming next, so that's your most anticipated movie of phase 2???
DrDoom - 12/23/2012, 12:39 PM
Pretty much guessed this.
soberchimera - 12/23/2012, 12:40 PM
Good, those actors suck. Get Nathan Fillion.
NRJes - 12/23/2012, 12:57 PM
Jack Huston for Star-lord and Rooker or

Perlman for Raccoon!
FightAs0ne - 12/23/2012, 1:13 PM
Well I knew that Zachary Levi being up was bullshit. So that is crossed out without question. Maybe the truth part is that someone secret will be tested soon after Christmas.
marvel72 - 12/23/2012, 1:15 PM
@ MARVELPSYCHO79
@ DocDrop

i missed the word year out,"next year" is what it should read. :P
devil - 12/23/2012, 1:39 PM
james gunn if you read this webdsite pick andrew linclon to play star-lord
TheOverlord - 12/23/2012, 1:41 PM
Well that's retarded. If Grif is a troll, then everyone on here is a [frick]ing troll. He's part of this site's heart and soul. [frick] anybody that can't take a little blunt opinion. Welcome back, Grif.
ItsNotASchooner - 12/23/2012, 1:56 PM
Lee Pace all the way!!!
AmahlFarouk - 12/23/2012, 1:59 PM
Thank God!
SHHH - 12/23/2012, 2:11 PM
real news finally
DrDoom - 12/23/2012, 2:23 PM
Also, what is a Gaurdian?
Gr33n4rrow - 12/23/2012, 2:56 PM
THANK GOD!!!!!
Gr33n4rrow - 12/23/2012, 2:58 PM
I hope they use Jack Huston. I think he would do a really good job. Have they confirmed what guardians they will be using??
Webhead007 - 12/23/2012, 4:41 PM
I hope Lee Pace gets the role.
KINGPEN266 - 12/23/2012, 5:17 PM
WHAT ABOUT SETH MACFARLANE FOR ROCKET RACOON? MARVEL MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Christuffer - 12/23/2012, 5:49 PM
@ATastyBurger - No, I'm just now starting the series as well. Have faith, my Burgery friend
DrME - 12/23/2012, 6:04 PM
I still don't understand this movie. It just doesn't make any sense, these must be the most random characters ever and they get a movie? Deadpool first I say. he could have a great movie, similar to what the video game seems to be shaping up as. Regardless, Marvel should have bought the Silver Surfer back and placed him in the roster. He would have made sense, and would have been an excellent tie in for a future FF movie.
mgeoff88 - 12/23/2012, 6:09 PM
Ok, so that means Lee Pace is the only actor we know who is in talks.

And dickbelt was talking about James Gunn. He wasn't speaking about the editor on here that reported the news.

He's just getting impatient with us not having more news.
HULK2099 - 12/23/2012, 6:42 PM
He sure knows how to shut people up
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