Over the past few weeks, various names have come up in connection with the role of Star Lord (aka Peter Quill) in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Now a couple more actors are said to be in contention with Michael Rosenbaum and John Krasinki up for the part, joining Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Levi and Jim Sturgess on the frontrunners list.
Now it appears they’re also looking for another member of the Guardians team, as Comic Book Movie reports that Isaiah Mustafa (best known for his Old Spice ads), Dave Bautista (a WWE wrestler), and Brian Patrick Wade (Generation Kill) are contenders to play the evil Drax The Destroyer.
In the comic books, Drax began life as a normal human called Arthur Douglas, whose entire family is killed by Thanos. Super-being Kronos then tranfers Arthur’s soul into a new body so he can take on Thanos. That arc is likely to be slightly changed for the film.
Comic Book Movie is also behind the news about John Krasinki. Marvel is said to be looking at him for Peter Gunn, although it’s not clear if he’s actually going to test for the role. Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum himself tweeted that he’s up for the movie, saying ‘Read for my pal @jamesgunn GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY for PETER QUILL. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @marvel’.
Peter Quill is a NASA astronaut who learns that his true father is actually an alien, which leads him on a journey into outer space. With a sentient space ship, he becomes the Star-Lord, an intergalactic cop who serves as the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay, a release date of August 1st, 2014 is already set.