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Casting: Guardians of the Galaxy (My Picks)

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 8:00 am by Christopher Ulaski

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Wow! Just how many “Guardians” casting rumors are there? There’s way too many to list and I’m sure you’ve read about them already. It seems like Star Lord contenders are announced every day. Well Hollywood, let me save you some time. Here’s my ultimate cast for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

STAR LORD – KARL URBAN

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I’m going with Karl Urban on this one. He had a great turn as “Dredd” last year. He’s got great comic timing along with his believability as an action star. Considering Marvel’s track record with combining great action and humor, Karl would be perfect for the part. He’s a likeable hero and that’s what we need for the leader of the Guardians.

DRAX THE DESTROYER – JASON MAMOA

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He’s ripped and looks like he can beat the hell out of you.  The Guardians need a resident tough guy and Momoa is exactly the man for the job. Shave his head and paint him green. Done.

GAMORA – LENA HEADEY

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Another great performance from “Dredd” came in the form of Lena Headey. She’s tough. She’s certainly beautiful. This is what we need for the elegant, but deadly Gamora.

ROCKET RACCOON – MICHAEL ROOKER (VOICE AND PERFORMANCE CAPTURE)

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I have no doubt that there’s a legion of fans ready to back me up on this one. His popularity has certainly increased through his work as Merle Dixon on “The Walking Dead.” He already has a relationship with Gunn through his work on ‘Slither.” Just looking at Rooker’s face, you know he doesn’t take crap from anybody. This is just what we need to give Rocket his trademark attitude and gusto.

GROOT – JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN (VOICE AND PERFORMANCE CAPTURE)

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This guy already has a great deep voice and an intimidating presence. This would translate well into a giant tree monster that’s ready to fight threats to the galaxy. He has tremendous wit as well and that will play great with some of the humor that’s bound to come with this character.

THANOS – DAMION POITIER (VOICE AND PERFORMANCE CAPTURE)

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Though all he gave us was a sinister smile, Damion Poitier’s cameo in “The Avengers” left the fans cheering. That’s all we needed to see. Call it a gut feeling, but I think Damion can deliver a great take on the Mad Titan. No need to recast.

NOVA (CAMEO) – BEN FOSTER

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Marvel is really gearing themselves up to take us to the far reaches of the their cosmic universe and Nova is bound to make an appearance sooner or later. I’m betting on sooner rather than later. I’d put a lot of money on him appearing in the after credits scene of this movie, but who should play him? I say Ben Foster. He can play tough. He can play cocky. That’s the Nova I want to see!

Well there you have you have it. My cast for “Guardians of the Galaxy.” What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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Keep it classic,

The Classic Ulaski

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    • Dredd

      Lena Headey is one hot mama. I can't stand her on Game of Thrones, but I guess she's playing the part. Awesome list Ulaski.

      • culaski

        haha thanks

    • thejerd

      Good call on Nova. I like that idea…

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