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Joseph Gordon-Levitt up for a role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 11:21 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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We learned back in November that a number of actors were on the shortlist for the role of Star-Lord in director James Gunn’s adaptation of the Marvel comic Guardians of the Galaxy, and just a couple of weeks ago reports surfaced that the search had been narrowed down to Jim Sturgess, Zachary Levi (Chuck), and an unnamed third actor. Now it appears that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been added to the shortlist.

Word of Gordon-Levitt’s involvement comes via Deadline, who report that Marvel has added JGL to the list of actors they are considering for the lead role of Peter Quill. There’s no confirmation of whether Gordon-Levitt has been offered the role, but he’s certainly the most high-profile actor that has been mentioned thus far. For those unaware, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord was born of a human mother and alien father, and he’s a master strategist and combat expert who wears an ability-enhancing suit and pilots a psychically-linked ship. The character will serve as the audience’s introduction to the galactic world of Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel’s space-set film.

This would be the second high profile comic book role JGL has been up for in the last few months. You’ll remember that he was rumored to be up for the role of Batman in the Justice League film, a rumor his publicists are denying.

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