Joseph Gordon-Levitt Latest Name On Guardians Of The Galaxy Roster
Before Christmas we were hearing talk that the final two contenders for the role of Peter Quill,Guardians of the Galaxy's Star Lord, were Zachary Levi and Jim Sturgess. There was one footnote, though - that Marvel might decide to test another actor after the holidays.
It seems that might became will,maybe even did, as Deadline are now reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also in the running.
Well, great. Because he is. Really, really great.
Sturgess is good too, though, and I'm still backing him. Gordon-Levitt will come around at every big role for a guy his age, Sturgess gets just a few less calls. Give him this one, I say.
I like Gordon-Levitt just fine (never would have predicted his talent/career would have gone the way they did when 3rd Rock was on the air; I still remember heckling the screen when he popped up as a doomed skateboarder in one scene of Halloween: H20). However, of those three actors, I see Sturgess more as Peter Quill.
Interesting choice. It's doubtful they'll follow up with him as a non-Bruce Wayne Batman, so he might as well jump ship. Considering GotG is not a A-List Marvel team (no matter who's writing it), the movie could use hefty star power.
I'm not seeing it, personally. Levitt is a fantastically watchable actor, but he just doesn't fit with my idea of Pete. That said, he's a good enough actor that I wouldn't object too strenuously if he does land the role, and he's definitely the kind of bankable name right now that he'd get the movie some attention.
I'd love to see Zach Levi in the role, as I've been a fan of his from the first episode of "Chuck" onward... but he's already in Thor 2, so if Marvel's trying to be cohesive, that might exclude him from the start.