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.
With James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' a little under two years away, superhero fanatics have a substantial (but ever-closing) window of time to speculate on what actors will ultimately be cast in the roles of the interstellar group. We haven't had any solid leads yet, only theories, and one new theory looks to grow considerably in the near future: Michael Rooker as the voice of Rocket Raccoon!
News recently broke that oddball director James Gunn will be directing Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie -- but just how will he handle translating something like a superhero raccoon from the pages of the comic book to the big screen? Joss Whedon isn't too worried about it and gives Gunn his full support, so maybe we shouldn't worry, either.
Marvel is well aware that its upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is going to be a tough sell compared to the earthbound adventures of Iron Man, Captain America and the other Avengers. For whatever reason, men transforming into giant green rage monsters just seems easier to believe than a universe-trotting team of heroes that includes a sentient tree and a genetically modified raccoon. This is the type of project that requires a director with a very specific touch. Enter James Gunn.