Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey for Guardians Of The Galaxy?

News Simon Brew 23 Jan 2013 - 07:15

Marvel may be springing a casting surprise or two where its upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy is concerned...

Marvel, it seems, might have some lateral casting up its sleeve for its 2014 release, Guardians Of The Galaxy. The film is heading into production later this year, with James Gunn directing, and Latino Review - which has a good track record with Marvel stories - has dropped some interesting casting information.

Firstly, the hunt for the actor to play Peter Quill is ongoing, with the latest names apparently added to the list being Cam Gigandet, Chris Lowell and Wes Bentley. Expect the final choice to be hammered down in the next few weeks.

However, it's the names being mooted to add a comic touch to the movie that are likely to raise the most eyebrows. Latino Review reports that Marvel has enquired as to the availability of Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey. That's a long way away from offering them the role certainly, but to put in an enquiry at the very least suggests some degree of interest. If, indeed, this rumour is correct.

Carrey now has form in comic book movies, with his role as The Riddler in Batman Forever, and his upcoming appearance in Kick-Ass 2. Sandler has, er, less form, more recently concentrating on churning out a series of less and less impressive comedies. That might just have lowered his price though.

As we hear more, we'll let you know. In the meantime, expect Guardians Of The Galaxy, arguably the riskiest film on Marvel's current slate, to land on August 1st 2014.

Latino Review.

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