While it’s only rumour at the moment, it seems that John C. Reilly may be going into space soon, by joining the superhero movie Guardians Of The Galaxy. Hitfix says Marvel has made as offer to Reilly to play Rhomann Dey, although the actor is yet to commit, partly because, ‘if he comes aboard, it’s a big commitment’.
Rhomann Dey is described as Guardians’ version of Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson from Iron Man 2, Thor and Avengers. In the movie he’ll also have a colleague, with the likes of Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman and Ken Watanabe being looked at for the part. It appears these two characters will act as the bridge between Guardians and the rest of the Marvel Universe, as they’ll act as a liaison between the Guardians and SHIELD.
However while Hitfix describes Dey as human, he isn’t in the comics, so things might be getting shaken up – although it could be that he’s like Thor, looking human but actually of alien origin.
James Gunn is directing, with shooting due to kick off in the UK later this year, with an August 1, 2014 release date set.