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The short list for who could play Peter Quill in Marvel’s new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film has become a little more crowded, as rumors are flying in tinsel town that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘Looper’, ‘The Dark Knight Returns’) is in the mix of who producers and director James Gunn would like to star in their film.

Gordon-Levitt is certainly the highest profile actor on the list which includes Zack Levi (‘Chuck’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’) and Jim Sturgess (‘Cloud Atlas’). Others who have been considered for the role have been Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jack Huston and Joel Edgerton. Whether Levi or Sturgess are still on the list is uncertain as is the fact if Gordon-Levitt has officially been offered the role.

Gordon-Levitt has certainly seems to be in demand in the superhero department lately. Since his ambiguous scene at the end of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ his name has been attached to the ‘Justice League’ film to possibly play Batman and has also been rumored to appear at the end of Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’.

Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), for those who are unfamiliar, is the half-alien, half- human leader of the rag-tag group of superheroes called the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. They first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1969 but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that they got their own series. At one point, they even teamed up with the Avengers to fight Thanos (the guy seen after the end credits in ‘The Avengers’ movie) so the potential of crossovers between the two superhero teams is quite possible.

If Gordon-Levitt is offered the role and accepts, it would put him out of the running for any DC superhero films as Marvel tends to sign their actors to multi-picture deals.

With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ slated to be released on August 1, 2014, official casting notices about Quill and the rest of the cast should be coming in quickly as production should be commencing soon.  As soon as we know who’ll be playing Quill, we’ll let you know!

Do you think Gordon –Levitt would make a good leader for the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’?

Source: Deadline