'Guardians of the Galaxy' seems to be moving at light speed over at Marvel. Aside from the new comic book release, casting is well underway for the movie, most recently filling its lead role of Star-Lord with Chris Pratt. And now it looks like the next position to get filled is that of Drax the Destroyer with 'Game of Thrones' and 'Bullet to the Head' star Jason Momoa.
Guardians of the Galaxy
'Guardians of the Galaxy' has always had one major stumbling block when it comes to making it as a big superhero movie at the center of Phase 2 of Marvel's Cinematic Universe: one of the leading characters is a walking, talking raccoon. Yes, for those more accustomed to Iron Man and Captain America, Rocket Raccoon might be an adjustment but Marvel is committed to the challenge and this is how they're going to pull it off.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast a wide net trying to find the right star to star as Star-Lord (that's a lot of stars...). There were rumors that Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey were both being considered, so clearly they were looking for someone who was believable as an action hero and who also had some comedic chops. Marvel has finally found their man and it is 'Parks and Recreation' star Chris Pratt.
We knew that Marvel has longterm plans for their movie universe, but we didn't know they were this longterm. It turns out that they're not just thinking about 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and the second 'Avengers' movie -- they're already thinking about a third 'Avengers' movie...and the major role The Hulk will play in the coming films. The following news will be nothing new to comic fans, but casual viewers should know that this is pretty major SPOILER territory.
Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury showing up at the end of a Marvel movie to recruit an Avenger happened so often it became an all too familiar joke. But now that 'The Avengers' are assembled, how will the next set of Marvel films lead into future sagas? If rumors are true, Marvel is planning to use Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in the Fury role at the end of 'Iron Man 3.'
While DC assembles its team for the 'Justice League' movie for a 2015 release, Marvel is busy doing the same. Aside from 'The Avengers 2' and the even more upcoming 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor 2' and 'Captain America 2' flicks, Marvel Studios is busy trying to fill the cast of their next superhero movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
It was discovered only a few weeks ago that a handful of actors were being considered for the lead role of Peter Quill, but it looks like we might be seeing a familiar face getting the gig as Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been thrown into the casting pool.