While Phase Two is about to kick off with Shane Black’s ‘Iron Man 3’ in May, the rest of the filmmakers involved in the next wave of films set in Marvel’s cinematic universe are gearing up to present their offerings to the legions of fans that are anxiously awaiting the sequel to ‘The Avengers’. One of the films down the line yet is James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, which is currently in the process of casting it’s leads. Chris Pratt of ‘Parks & Recreation’ has been locked down to be Peter Quill, the leader of the team who goes by the name Star-Lord. Jason Momoa of ‘Game of Thrones’ recently turned down the role of Drax the Destroyer, so the search for that character is still ongoing. Besides those key roles being discussed, there was another casting rumor that emerged a little over a month ago. According to some report, Marvel was looking at Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for roles in the film. The choices were so odd and seemingly out of place that fans were left very confused. But recently, Geekscape caught up with Carrey to get to the bottom of this.
During the premiere of his new film ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘ at South By Southwest, the ‘Kick-Ass 2’ actor briefly mentioned ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ by declaring that he’d never heard of it. Check out the video below to see the whole interaction:
Is it me or did he sort of say that in a way where he should have been winking? Sure, his comments were confusing, but potentially on purpose, probably to throw us off his trail. If he were to join the intergalactic peace-keeping squad of heroes, the only conceivable members that he could play are Rocket Raccoon and Groot. From that conversation, we’re nowhere closer to figuring out if Carrey will be playing either character, but I definitely think he knows something that he’s not sharing with us.
What do you think about Jim Carrey’s comments in reference to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’? Do you think that he’s hiding something? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is scheduled to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014.