Yesterday, the industry learned of Joseph Gordon-Levitt testing for the role of Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Marvel’s new franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, now there are reports that Michael Rosenbaum is also testing for the role. Rosenbaum is best known for his role as Lex Luthor on the television drama, Smallville.
It’s not so strange that Marvel is having actors who played top roles in the DC universe try out for the role in their next major project. Both actors have had huge success playing their respectable characters; Levitt most recently with The Dark Knight Rises.
Few of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy will be making cameos in upcoming Avengers Phase II films, such as Iron Man 3, Thor 2, etc.
Guardians of the Galaxy releases in theaters on August 1, 2014.