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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Contenders For Lead In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Contenders For Lead In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Just before the Christmas break, it was reported that Marvel‘s search for the leading man for their upcoming “Guardians Of The Galaxy” had been narrowed down to Jim Sturgess and “Chuck” star Zachary Levi. However, there was a caveat “that the studio may add a third name into the mix after the holidays.” And that’s exactly what has happened.

While we’re still recovering from New Year’s Eve, Marvel has been busy and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been tossed into contention for the lead. The character is Peter Quill, who crash lands on Earth as a baby and is raised by humans. He eventually works at NASA and gets sent to a space station, where he encounters Master Of The Sun, who names him the next Star-Lord. Fast-forward a bit and he’s part of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, who team up with The Avengers to fight Thanos. 

Deadline isn’t sure if he’s officially been given an offer or what, but his name is on someone’s list, we guess. Of course, the actor has already been rumored for “Justice League,” and for those still holding out some kind of hope of that happening, we’d reckon if Marvel wants him, they won’t be keen on the actor starring in a rival studio’s team-up comic book movie.

That’s basically all there is right now. The James Gunn-directed flick will hit theaters on August 1, 2014.

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