At this rate, we’ll never see Lee Pace play a human ever again. In 2012, we saw him as a vampire in ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’. After that, he took on the role of the Elven king Thranduil in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy that takes him from 2012 to 2014, including the current box office topper ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. And most recently, he wrapped on James Gunn’s Phase Two Marvel movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. But human or not, the ‘Pushing Daisies’ star certainly has a lot of great things to say about playing these mythical characters.
In an interview with Total Film magazine, Pace sings the praises of his latest project, where he plays “alien warlord” Ronan the Accuser:
“It was awesome! That movie’s going to kick ass! We’ve just knocked it out of the park, it’s going to be wild! I kept looking over at [director] James Gunn saying, ‘Is it too much? Am I over the top? Pull me back whenever you’re ready!’ And he was like, ‘More, more!’ He’s a true villain!”
The actor went on to talk about his experience with comics prior to joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“I’m a very curious person, I don’t leave any stone unturned. I remember being interested in comics and I really liked Silver Surfer. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is a bit deeper into the Marvel Universe, which I think is to its advantage. ‘Iron Man’ was something that people were not super-familiar with when that movie first came out. I think people are certainly going to like this film and I certainly hope they do. It’s fun!”
It’s great to see how enthusiastic the cast is about this upcoming space adventure, and he has a great point about ‘Iron Man’ practically being unknown before RDJ took on the role. It’ll be interesting to see if the general public gets as stoked as the crew behind it.
Does Lee Pace’s enthusiasm for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ make you excited for the film? How do you think he’ll do as the intimidating Ronan the Accuser? Let us know in the comment section.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Rooker blasts off on August 1st, 2014.
Source: Comic Book Movie