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John C. Reilly officially joins GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

John C. Reilly

Late last month, we learned that John C. Reilly had been offered a role in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy.  Well now it appears that Reilly will indeed be joining the Marvel universe, as Deadline reports that Reilly has officially signed on to play a character named Rhomman Dey.  It was originally reported that he would play Ronan the Accuser in the James Gunn film.  In the comics, Ronan is a member of the alien race the Kree and has been portrayed as both villainous and noble at different times.  The character possesses superhuman strength and speed, and wields a long hammer-like weapon called the “Universal Weapon,” which can do considerable damage.  Ronan has also been portrayed as the son of Thanos in the comics, so it’s possible that Reilly will also play a large role in future Marvel films should the studio decide to tie his character into the big baddie that was gleaned at the end of The Avengers.  No word rather or not this is a rename of the character or an entirely new character.

Reilly joins a truly exciting ensemble for Guardians of the Galaxy that includes Lee Pace and Michael Rooker on the evil side of the line, while Chris PrattZoe Saldana, and David Bautista will be the film’s heroic leads and the recently added Benicio Del Toro.  Production begins very soon in London in anticipation of an August 1, 2014 release date.

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