The list of Peter Quill contenders for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy grew by one today. According to Deadline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now being considered for the role. Here's a portion of the ever-growing list of other potential Quills: Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21), Lee Pace (Pushing Daises, The Hobbit) and Zachary Levi (Chuck). There are a few others being looked at as well.
Quill, also known as Star-Lord/Starlord, is the leader of the Guardians. He’s the son of an alien male and human female; according to the ever-reliable Marvel Character Database, his powers include augmented strength, resiliency and the ability to control an elemental gun. Oh, he’s also “psionically” linked to his fully sentient spaceship. Hey, I just thought of something: if Gordon-Levitt is cast, perhaps Quill’s first name will be changed to Tommy and he’ll be the Guardian’s Information Officer. I think we can all agree that the world could use a 3rd Rock from the Sun revival.
The fact that Levi is playing Fandral in Thor: The Dark World means he likely won’t be in Guardians. That’d be like having someone play the Human Torch and then Captain America! With that said, I believe Gordon-Levitt is my favorite. Who would you like to see as Quill in the movie?
Update: Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) and John Krasinski (The Office) have officially been added to the list.