Marvel remains hard at work casting their upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. The film, directed by “Slither’s” James Gunn, features a team of intergalactic superheroes tasked with safeguarding the entire galaxy. While similar to the dynamic of “The Avengers,” this team is very unique and like nothing, fans have seen before in Marvel’s movies. Being a Marvel fan you should definitely watch this amazing movie on 123movies. Here is a look at who has been cast, who is in talks, and what other roles need to be filled for the upcoming movie.
The leader of the Guardians is Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord. The actor hired to take on this role, and the man who will be the main star of the movie is Chris Pratt. This is a surprising choice for anyone who knows him from the comedy television series “Parks and Recreation,” but anyone who saw his performance in “Zero Dark Thirty” knows what he brings to the table. As a leader, Star-Lord is more Iron Man than Captain America, the son of an earth woman and alien who rebels when rejected from his chance to serve as the Star-Lord, finding a way to take on the role anyway. He formed the group when he learned how unstable the universe was.
Drax the Destroyer
The second role that has been cast is that of Drax the Destroyer, and to fill the role, Marvel hired the man who played Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa. While “Conan” was not a success, Momoa has the look and will undergo some intensive makeup work to play the green-skinned Drax. Drax was a human named Arthur who was murdered, along with his wife and daughter, by the evil alien Thanos. When Thanos’ father realized that his son had to be stopped, he created a superhuman creature and infused it with Arthur’s spirit.
With Thanos being the creature who caused all the problems in “The Avengers,” this is the perfect tie-in for the two franchises.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Two names in talks with Marvel to take part in the movie are comedians Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey. While neither name makes much sense, there are two characters they could be perfect to play. In both cases, the actors would only be needed for their voices, unless motion-capture filmmaking is used. The first is Rocket Raccoon, a raccoon soldier with a really big gun. The second is Groot, a plant creature from high royalty who is highly intelligent, but when he speaks, people can only hear the words “I am Groot,” no matter what he says.
Gamora and Bug
There has been no word yet on the casting of the final two members of the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The first is the female Gamora, considered the most dangerous female assassin in the world, raised by none other than Thanos himself. The second is Bug, a green-skinned, insect looking master thief.