Just a day after Joseph Gordon-Levitt was linked to the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy that another actor is being attached to the character of Star-Lord.
Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum has tweeted that he had read for director James Gunn to play Peter Quill.
He said: “Read for my pal @JamesGunn GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY for PETER QUILL. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @Marvel”
Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) have already been attached to the role but Rosenbaum may have the advantage having worked with Gunn before on the comedy series PG Porn.
Star-Lord, meanwhile, 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 likely serve as the audience’s introduction to the unusual world of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which opens August 1, 2014.