The Kidd here...
The first domino to fall for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY might not be too far off, as the studio moves to sign a handful of actors to test deals for the role of Star-Lord/Peter Quill, the half-man, half-alien leader of the Guardians.
On director James Gunn's short list of candidates for the time being, according to Variety's Jeff Sneider, are Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 and THE HOBBIT) and Eddie Redmayne (LES MISERABLES). Each of them will be brought in to test for the part, if they haven't already, and, from there, perhaps one of them lands the lead role, or maybe none of them are right in Gunn's mind, and the search continues.
The main component of this is that Gunn and Marvel Studios are moving quickly to start locking up the cast of a film that isn't set to hit theatres until 2014. I've got a feeling Rocket Racoon can't be too far off.
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