A Former Superman May Have Tested For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Lead Role

A Former Superman May Have Tested For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Lead Role

While we don't know who it is exactly yet, an actor who has previously played the Man Of Steel is said to have tested for the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel Studios' space epic Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Another day, another candidate for the lead role of Guardians Of The Galaxy. This week, we heard that the latest actors to be in the mix for the role of Star-Lord are Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), and John Krasinski (The Office). And before that, we heard multiple names connected to the part, including Zero Dark Thirty's Joel Edgerton and Thor: The Dark World's Zachary Levi. Now, Moviehole has tweeted that yet another actor may have tested for the role of Peter Quill, and while it doesn't say who exactly, it reveals that a former Superman is on the "huge" shortlist.

Of course, this "former Superman" is most likely either Brandon Routh (who played the Man Of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns) or Tom Welling (who starred as Clark Kent in The CW's Smallville). Interestingly, Welling was rumored to be up for the role of Dr. Strange last year, but that ended up being debunked. With all of these actors testing for the Star-Lord role, fingers crossed we get an official announcement soon. Who do you think should play Peter Quill?

Guardians Of The Galaxy is set to hit theaters August 1st, 2014.

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HavocPrime - 1/4/2013, 6:46 AM
CaptainAmerica - 1/4/2013, 6:51 AM
Dean Cain would be perfect for this role!!
Jolt17 - 1/4/2013, 6:58 AM
Hopefully it's Brandon Routh. The guy deserves another shot.

I pray to God that it isn't Tom Welling.
Fishandchips - 1/4/2013, 7:05 AM
@levitikuz - and Welling man, whether you'd like to acknowledge him or not lol.

I dunno I don't really think any of them would be right.
TheManWithoutFear - 1/4/2013, 7:06 AM
TheManWithoutFear - 1/4/2013, 7:06 AM
TheManWithoutFear - 1/4/2013, 7:07 AM
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/4/2013, 7:08 AM

OMG!!! Kiss GOTG goodbye if it's one of those [frick]ers.
Koala0226 - 1/4/2013, 7:08 AM
Its probably an actor of one of those small superman shows...
Alien - 1/4/2013, 7:10 AM
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/4/2013, 7:11 AM
I dont want either of them!

Dammit why can't they just announce whose cast!?
Hellsing - 1/4/2013, 7:11 AM
Any actor can test for a role doesn't really mean shit
Philvis - 1/4/2013, 7:13 AM
Hope its not Routh...if that 2x4 is considered, there goes that movie!
Valandil - 1/4/2013, 7:13 AM
Brandon Ruth doesn't look the part to me... Welling does, but I don't know if he is good actor, charismatic enough for the part.
Super12 - 1/4/2013, 7:17 AM
If dean Cain isn't too old he gets my vote. I loved Lois and Clark
jimpinto24 - 1/4/2013, 7:23 AM
Brandon Routh is not a terrible choice. But I would much prefere JGL as Star-Lord.
AC1 - 1/4/2013, 7:25 AM
Let's just hope they have the sense to say no to whoever this 'former Superman' is. But, how do we know he isn't misreporting Michael Rosenbaum being on the shortlist, since Rosenbaum was in a Superman related project.

@ManofSuperguy maybe Welling should sit on Routh's shoulders so they get the height right!
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 1/4/2013, 7:26 AM
@Manofsuperguy, correct on all counts on the actors who played Superman. The only one not on the list was the first Superman, Bud Collier who portrayed him on the radio series.
I've seen Dean Cain recently and he seems to still be in shape and a decent actor. He gets my vote.
darkjoker1 - 1/4/2013, 7:31 AM
-__-....really routh and welling....they both suck and not right for role...
JonStarkgaryen - 1/4/2013, 7:31 AM
Nick Cage b/c he dressed up like Sups that one time...
tazmaniak - 1/4/2013, 7:32 AM
I think it's Routh and not Welling. It says from someone who has recently worked with him. Welling seems to have taken a break from show business, having not been in a project since Smallville ended in the spring of 2011.
JDUKE25 - 1/4/2013, 7:34 AM
Pass.... On either of them.
Chickens - 1/4/2013, 7:37 AM
I like Routh and think he would be a good choice. The failure of Superman Returns was not his, he was a great Clark Kent/Superman. And I think he would make an excellent Peter Quill.
Greengo - 1/4/2013, 7:43 AM
thespiderkat - 1/4/2013, 7:44 AM
routh and welling.... wow, suddenly every other actor who has auditioned for the role sounds much better.
Starlight - 1/4/2013, 7:47 AM
IFI had to choose than I sure hope is Brandon Routh and NOT Tom Welling...
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 1/4/2013, 7:49 AM
Very good, I'll go with that. Lol
DukeAcureds - 1/4/2013, 7:56 AM
It was probably Welling, since Rosenbaum auditioned, also. But Routh would be awesome.
AC1 - 1/4/2013, 7:56 AM
I didn't mind Superman Returns, Routh does an excellent Christopher Reeve impersonation. In the interest of being fair, he was pretty funny as Todd in Scott Pilgrim too. But he's not really leading man material, and he's not that great at acting.
shadearts - 1/4/2013, 8:06 AM
Welling could surprise never know hell he needs a job LMAO
FlyingFortress - 1/4/2013, 8:07 AM
Hey guys, stop bashing Routh, Welling and Cain for a moment.

Former Superman includes animated series and films, so just for giggles lets add two actors that you all seem to have forgotten;

George Newburn- voiced Superman for three years on Justice League

Adam Baldwin- voiced Superman for the DC Universe film Superman: Doomsday and for you gamers, he also voices Superman in DC Universe Online.

So just food for thought guys...
FlyingFortress - 1/4/2013, 8:11 AM
Oh no say it isn't so...did my fellow comic book/tv geeks forget a Whedon alum?

Adam Baldwin also played Jayne Cobb in Firefly.

Now then, I am waiting for one of your heads to explode

superotherside - 1/4/2013, 8:15 AM
Facade - 1/4/2013, 8:16 AM
Heard Rosenbaum was up for the part.
DioFoRio - 1/4/2013, 8:17 AM
heard Screetch screen tested as well.....he was positive.
siddhant1138 - 1/4/2013, 8:18 AM
I think Christopher Reeves would be perfect for the part.
FirstAvenger - 1/4/2013, 8:19 AM
DukeAcureds - 1/4/2013, 8:21 AM
Sounds like Starlord wants to get...
mgeoff88 - 1/4/2013, 8:25 AM
I just don't see Brandon Routh as Star-Lord.

@Dionysios LOL! Nice one.
FlyingFortress - 1/4/2013, 8:34 AM
@DukeAcureds Scott Pilgrim reference! WOOT!

I can be Quill if I want to, I'm a rock star.

I'm thinking Adam Baldwin would be good in that role, and most likely to have been screen-tested.

Maybe Whedon recommended him?
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