During the fairly lengthy search for the lead role of Peter Quill (AKA Star Lord) in Guardians Of The Galaxy, one of the frontrunners was Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace. He may not have bagged that role, but he has landed one of the other, playing the movie’s villain.
Although the villain’s identity has not been disclosed, many feel there is a good chance that he may play Taneleer Tivan, also known as The Collector. Just yesterday it was revealed that Ophelia Lovibond is playing one of The Collector’s henchmen, so we do know that character is in the movie. In the Marvel comic books, The Collector seeks out life forms and universes to protect from the evil Thanos, whose presence was revealed at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers.
Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Michael Rooker (Yondu) are also confirmed to star in this Marvel Phase Two adventure. James Gunn is directing from his own original screenplay, with production scheduled to commence in June. Lee Pace will next be seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Thranduil.