Jim Carrey & Adam Sandler Among Actors On Marvel's Radar For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Jim Carrey & Adam Sandler Among Actors On Marvel's Radar For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Recent claims not only suggest that Marvel is still searching for GOTG's Star-Lord, revealing new actors in the mix, but also that the they're interested in the two headlined comedian actors!

Apparently beating trade reporters to the punch, the folks at Latino Review have learned of the latest names on Marvel's radar for their forthcoming space epic, Guardians of the Galaxy. Indicating that director James Gunn has yet to find an actor for the movie's lead role, Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the report reveals that Wes Bentley, 34, Chris Lowell, 28, and Cam Gigandet, 30, are testing for the part. More interestingly, according to sources of Latino Review, who has many Marvel credentials, Marvel is looking to nab well-known comedic actors seemingly for other members of the interstellar team. Jim Carrey, 51, and Adam Sandler, 46, have both been inquired about their availability for unspecified roles. Speculation already suggests that, perhaps, it's the voice of the two comedians that Marvel is courting; likely for Groot and/or the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon. What do you think?

Wes Bentley, Jim Carrey, Chris Lowell, Adam Sandler, Cam Gigandet

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. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014. 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; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel (title TBA) on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!

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superotherside - 1/22/2013, 9:39 PM
Finally SOME casting news!
mk - 1/22/2013, 9:41 PM
Cosmo probably
mk - 1/22/2013, 9:42 PM
Oh shit nvm didn't read it properly but [frick] no jm carrey and adam sandler
SpoonWielder - 1/22/2013, 9:47 PM
While I'm not sold on Jim Carrey I wouldn't mind him as much. But Adam Sandler....his movies have just been terrible lately.
SageMode - 1/22/2013, 9:50 PM
I dunno how to take this news..........
TheMightyTroy - 1/22/2013, 9:54 PM
Hopefully its some other character that isnt part of the main team. And if they are, I highly doubt it would be for Starlord, possibly Rocket Racoon?

On a sidenote, My pick for StarLord is Jensen Ackles.
McStitch - 1/22/2013, 9:55 PM
As much as I do have high hopes and trust fully in what Marvel has planned. IF ADAM [frick]ING SANDLER COMES CLOSE TO THIS MOVIE I WILL [frick]ING KILL SOMEONE!
xeno - 1/22/2013, 10:00 PM
Carrey = YES!

Sandler = [frick] NO!
mk - 1/22/2013, 10:03 PM
Oh wait nvm I read it properly now lol so yeah cosmo?
Moakynubs - 1/22/2013, 10:06 PM
Famous faces ruin characters for me, with a few exceptions. I didn't see Hal Jordan, I saw Ryan Reynolds. But RDJ? Tony Stark.
80sFace - 1/22/2013, 10:10 PM
Rocket and/or Groot?
wallhead - 1/22/2013, 10:15 PM
Cam or jensen ackles.
SageMode - 1/22/2013, 10:19 PM
Cigandet sucks as an actor.
JDUKE25 - 1/22/2013, 10:19 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!! Keep Sandler as faaaarrrrr away from this as possible. Like literally a galaxy away from this.
marvelstudios - 1/22/2013, 10:31 PM
Fk no to Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler!!!
WEJAlen20 - 1/22/2013, 10:38 PM
What happened to Michael Rooker?

Jim Carrey yes!
KaneRomita - 1/22/2013, 10:47 PM
Wes bentley as Star-Lord could be cool.
jimpinto24 - 1/22/2013, 10:48 PM
HELL NO to Adam Sandler. Yes to Jim Carrey.
SkateandDestroy88 - 1/22/2013, 10:53 PM
Hmm In Marvel I trust. I guess we'll see what's confirmed. Excited for casting news, time will tell.
TheGambitFreak - 1/22/2013, 10:55 PM
I could see Carrey easily. Adam Sandler doesn't remember how to act anymore. He really doesn't. He just says something really vulgar and ludicrous and does that annoying laugh. The last movie he really "acted" in was The Longest Yard.

But Carrey? Get 'em! I'd love to see him play Raccoon!

Out of the 3 listed, I'd want Wes Bentley. But overall, I hope to God John Krasinski gets Star-Lord. It would be his defining moment as an actor.


Sanderman - 1/22/2013, 10:56 PM
Carrey for Rocket Raccoon
Sandler..watching this movie in a theatre like the rest of us! Seriously, keep him away
TheMalcontent - 1/22/2013, 10:59 PM
Sure to Jim Carrey maybe hell yes, depends on the role. But Adam Sandler?

I could not imagine what kind of role Adam Sandler could play in a marvel movie or space adventure movie. I don't believe he has that kind of acting range not to menton his last slough of movies sucked and were not even funny.

Jim Carrey on the other hand actually is a skilled actor and has quite bit of range outside of comedy.
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:00 PM
Front 3 dat Lord, back 3: what New Zealand thinks will save it's bird population.
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:02 PM
Krasinski is up? Wow.., I'd actually kinda' feel that! His purdy other half soared in Looper.., so yeah I welcome this. He was good opposite Damon in Gus Van Sant's return to what he thought was a statement.
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:03 PM
*back 2
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:03 PM
I'm glad you guys can see what I type
TheGambitFreak - 1/22/2013, 11:03 PM

You did read the comic, right? I mean, in Annihilation: Conquest, the deaths that happen (Which I won't mention for Spoiler reasons) and the way Groot and Rocket become accommodates; Their conversations, it is hilarious. This movie NEEDS to be funny and beautiful. That's why Gunn was hired. A buddy comedy is GOTG. It's if the Expendables were in space, dude.
TheMalcontent - 1/22/2013, 11:06 PM

I agree 100% bsides that mess you posted in the first picture.

The last time I saw Sandle attempt at acting was The Longest Yard.

Even Tyler Perry would be better Adam Sandler at this point.
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:09 PM
To give what you need; no one really did care. Ahhh, what else do you need? When Paramount/Disney announced they were doing this sad grab at Serenity leftovers..., it struck me because I did not know what they were going for. It seemed ambitious.., now it's all falling into place. Don't court real estate, for the only way it works.., works against the root(fanbase schematic). If I have politics it only means things will get better for you! There's no way I could do that so we get Fiege. Trust him today.., who is he tomorrow. Goggles off, it's the truth, despite his profession of solid taste and execution. Avengers was on the same level of the Transformers(got a great story on that premiere).
Jollem - 1/22/2013, 11:11 PM
my money's on gilbert gottfried and vern troyer. let's do this!!
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:14 PM
Krasinski would be great as Star-Lord. I routed for him to 'roid up and make Cap an inspired choice.., but who saw them going to FF to get Chris? I thought he was so perfect in Sunshine.., when I heard him cast, I literally squawked? 3/4 of the film will be a digital double or stand-in. Cast Krasinski! His schedule should be open for the next week or two as well. Put down Stan's hairpiece and make some decisions.., now! :-P
Logan5 - 1/22/2013, 11:15 PM

I don't even care. Insta palm generation is that the spelling? Pathetic
SanFranLand - 1/22/2013, 11:15 PM
No Carrey, No Sandler!!!!!!!!!!!!

This can't be true. Marvel has been going class act. These guys don't go the chops.
Tevii - 1/22/2013, 11:20 PM
This is obviously for the voice of Rocket Raccoon.... Or some other alien... Jim Carey would be fine
TheHegemon - 1/22/2013, 11:21 PM
No. Please god no. Never again. NO NO NO No NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
Reasonnnn - 1/22/2013, 11:24 PM
How does Adam Sandler suck...for VOICE ACTING? You guys fail. Adam Sandler has been churning out shit, but is he directing the film? NO. Not saying I'm pushing for him, but damn you guys are so damn negative.
thebearjew - 1/22/2013, 11:25 PM
i dont really know these characters but id guess that carrey might voice rocket racoon in a meanish sounding british accent andsandler might do a gravely voice for groot?? Idk what theyre planning for them
mrteaspoon - 1/22/2013, 11:26 PM
TheGambitFreak - 1/22/2013, 11:28 PM
Whatever inane, dunce, dumbass referred to Ant-Man as pertaining to a bad move by Marvel, God you are so outlandish.

Seriously?! Have you ever seen an Edgar Wright movie? Get your head out of your ass and switch your shitty wanna be Spider-Man avatar for the legit thing...

And just to let you know... Sure I was a little bit skeptical about the Russo Bros., but Fiege trusts them and and they know their comics. They are HUGE Cap fans, and it shows. Just by the little bit of Casting news we received, they know the characters, extremely well. They understand.

Sure they don't have much work outside of Community and You, Me and Dupree, but let's not forget the same was said about Favreau and Johnston and even Whedon. TWS may very well be the best solo film of Phase 2.
CavEl - 1/22/2013, 11:32 PM
Well, the idea of a talking tree and rat made me not want to see this movie, but when you add comedians that were funny in the 90s and have painful voices to listen to now I've lost all interest.


Sandler, annoying and not funny. Carrey? Great actor, not funny anymore.
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