Eddie Redmayne Discusses His GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And SPIDER-MAN Screen Tests

Eddie Redmayne Discusses His GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And SPIDER-MAN Screen Tests

Discussing his role in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, British actor Eddie Redmayne comments briefly on the recent news that he was being screen tested for the roles of 'Star-Lord' and 'Harry Osborn', and shares his thoughts on the comic book movie genre in general.

Talking to Collider to promote the release of Les Miserables, Eddie Redmayne was quizzed about the rumours that he was asked to screen test for the roles of 'Star-Lord' in Guardians of the Galaxy and 'Harry Osborn' in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. Frustratingly, as is so often the case, the actor avoids going into too much detail, but we do of course now know that Redmayne wasn't chosen to play 'Harry Osborn' (that role instead went to Chronicle's Dane DeHaan).

"I’ll tell you what’s interesting about it, is first it’s very flattering, but I don’t know it’s a bit like someone said in this interview earlier, "Did you know all the people you were auditioning against?" And I’m one of those people, I just quite like to keep my head down and put one foot in front of the other because I get affected by noise and the feeling of it. So I try not to look into that. And sometimes it’s true and sometime it’s not. It’s very flattering and I feel very privileged for the moments that are true, but I try not to look at it."

As for how he feels about the comic book movie genre, Redmayne revealed that he is fact a big fan and enjoyed each of this year's major releases.

"I go and see those films and the ones are good I absolutely love, and the ones that aren’t I don’t so much. But having seen things like Andrew and Emma’s performance in Spider-Man, you know it’s often that the scale of the pieces can make an audience think that there’s so much going on that you sort of forget that there are brilliant things being done by the actors in the middle of it. And same thing with The Avengers. And so you do go in from an actor’s point of view scrutinizing that. And I think through The Dark Knight Rises and all these other films there’s is a weightiness that is being given to these pieces now that, for me, is so much more extraordinary than when they felt more light."

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Guardians of the Galaxy" 12/25/2012 Source: Collider
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Triptheorist - 12/25/2012, 5:41 PM
He's an incredibly talented actor, but there really isn't a superhero role out there that I can picture him in.
INFO - 12/25/2012, 5:42 PM
He'll make an great STAR-LORD.
Optimus83 - 12/25/2012, 5:50 PM

This guy is perfect for Jimmy Olsen Earth One
CoolantTech - 12/25/2012, 5:51 PM
"I go and see those films and the ones are good I absolutely love, and the ones that aren’t I don’t so much"...

TheGambitFreak - 12/25/2012, 6:06 PM
I love fans wanting to get CBM roles. But some us geeks were meant to read, not to lead.... Such goes in this case.
longbowhunter - 12/25/2012, 6:29 PM
The guy was a total creep in Hick. Very convincing.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/25/2012, 7:11 PM
Cyclops - make it happen.

when we live in a world where evans is captain america, EVERYTHING is possible.
superotherside - 12/25/2012, 7:48 PM
IDK. I haven't seen him act so I can't say anything for or against him.
Jollem - 12/25/2012, 7:54 PM
"As for how he feels about the comic book movie genre, Redmayne revealed that he is fact a big fan and enjoyed each of this year's major releases."

pffft. whateverrrrzzz :/

he must not be a "real" fan. "real" fans hate and discriminate :)
mgeoff88 - 12/25/2012, 9:03 PM
I haven't seen any of his work, but he doesn't have the right look for a superhero character IMO.

@Triptheorist I feel the same exact way about his look.
bbarber2323 - 12/25/2012, 9:37 PM
GOTG shouldnt be made anyway. So many other characters and stories to yell. I really dont wanna see a talking tree and racoon fight side by side with the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers. This is such a bad idea on Marvels part. They have the cash to buy back the rights to everyone missing. Why not do that and work towards a Civil War movie? Or Secret Wars if they want some Sci Fi???
acidbath - 12/25/2012, 10:39 PM
wow and I thought my editing was bad.
acidbath - 12/25/2012, 10:42 PM
I mean mine's just as bad but I don't have the title of editor.
LordKhorne - 12/26/2012, 1:02 AM
@bbarber2323, you ever think that maybe fox/sony/etc. have no interest in selling the rights back regardless of what Disney offers? X-Men and Spider-Man are still cash cows and unless Disney's willing to pay through the nose, nothing will change.

As for why they're doing Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's going to make the movies with the best pitches and best scripts. They arn't going to just make Doctor Strange and Black Panther to satisfy the keyboard cowboys, otherwise we get X3, Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Elektra from our beloved Marvel Studios.

Just shut up and enjoy the ride.
LEEE777 - 12/26/2012, 2:45 AM
Very cool! ;)

I hopes we get a bit of classic Guardians as an origin, even if just flashbacks, gonna be the Marvel of STAR WARS!

Fingers crossed
valeriesghost - 12/26/2012, 4:18 AM
@ELgUaSoN completely agree

LEEE777!nice to see you bud
HAILHYDRA - 12/26/2012, 5:27 AM
I could definitely see him playing Adam Warlock if they choose to include him.
ABLEE337 - 12/26/2012, 8:18 AM
I think Nathan Fillon would be cool as Star Lord.
AutobotCommander84 - 12/26/2012, 8:49 AM
I loved Les Miserables and I think he did a perfect job. I would've loved to see him play Harry Osborn and I even think he looked a whole lot like James Franco. But surprisingly enough, Les Miserables starred Wolverine, Superman's birth father, and Catwoman in the same film so...yeah.
MisterBabadook - 12/26/2012, 9:07 AM
Absolutely fantastic in Les Miserables
xstryker - 12/26/2012, 10:06 AM
Redmayne no, Lee Pace yes for Star Lord.
ThePowerCosmic - 12/26/2012, 4:50 PM
Too weird looking for Star Lord.
SiK1 - 12/26/2012, 8:50 PM
Maybe...just maybe they are going to have Adam Warlock in the movie and that's who he is testing for and he doesn't know it.
CherryBomb - 12/27/2012, 7:13 AM
They made a HUGE mistake not casting him as Harry.
He'd have made a terrific Harry ... even a terrific Green Goblin.

Bad move.

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