Eddie Redmayne Comments On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Rumors
Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne refuses to confirm or deny that he's up for the lead role in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, as well as testing for a role in the next Spider-Man. However, he's certainly open to the idea of his being a part of the CBM genre.
Just a little while ago, we reported that Dane DeHaan has landed the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. However, among the actors who were also reportedly testing for the part was Eddie Redmayne, who will soon be seen in Tom Hooper's upcoming musical Les Miserables. Interestingly, Redmayne was recently said to be one of the actors up to play Star-Lord in Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy. Speaking with MTV Splash Page at the Les Mis press junket, Redmayne is asked about these rumors, as well as the comic book movie genre in general. While not giving a direct answer to either rumor, he downplays both of them. "There's noise with the internet of things that are true and not true," he said. "If I listen to all of it, I'd go slightly insane."
However, Redmayne doesn't hesitate to praise The Amazing Spider-Man. "I am a 'Spider-Man' fan, I am indeed. Andrew Garfield is an old mate of mine from London," he said. "I think what he and Emma [Stone] did on that film was beautiful. So yeah, I am a fan." As for possibly appearing in a comic book movie at some point in his career, Redmayne sounds open to the idea. "I love those films when they're done well. I loved watching Andrew and Emma in 'Spider-Man.' I loved watching 'The Dark Knight Rises.' There seems to be an audience now needing satisfaction beyond spectacle. From an actor's point of view, that makes it intriguing. I love going to see those films. I also like to shake it up -- I just did a musical. I don't like sitting in a box."
Among the other actors reportedly testing for the role of Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Guardians Of The Galaxy are Joel Edgerton, Lee Pace, Jim Sturgess and Jack Huston. Additionally, there has been interest in Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton for the coveted role. Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, 2014, while The Amazing Spider-Man sequel arrives May 2nd of that year. You can check out Eddie Redmayne in Les Miserables on Christmas Day. If any, which CBM character would you like to see him play?
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