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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Shortlist Gets Longer With 'Smallville' Villain Michael Rosenbaum

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 3, 2013 4:17 PM
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Michael Rosenbaum

Hey, remember the halcyon days of....yesterday....when the the lead role in "Guardians Of The Galaxy" was supposed to be between Jim Sturgess, "Chuck" star Zachary Levi and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Well, it seems no one actually knows anything, as another name has cropped up in contention to play Peter Quill.

"Smallville" star Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on the show, revealed today via Twitter that he too has auditioned. "Read for my pal @JamesGunn GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY for PETER QUILL. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @Marvel," he posted on the social media site. So will he be the Star-Lord? Will he sign away his life to Marvel? Will there be even more names cropping up before this week is over? Who knows. Maybe. Probably.

It looks like the New Year has eradicated the tedious shortlist process that is now a part of the movie news cycle, so just note this for now and hope that Marvel makes an official announcement soon. The James Gunn directed superhero flick arrives on August 1, 2014. [IGN]

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  • Flare | January 4, 2013 4:45 AMReply

    Does the average playlist visitor know what on earth a star-lord is? I guess i got a lot of wiki to read.

  • HombreGato | January 3, 2013 10:08 PMReply

    Outstanding actor that somehow never broke into the big time aside from his Lex role. Always deserved better film roles and I hope this is the start of it. Saw way too much JGL in 2011/2012.

  • CARY | January 3, 2013 4:43 PMReply

    Didn't see a single episode of Smallville but I liked him as Wally West (The Flash) in JL animations.

  • Rob | January 3, 2013 4:25 PMReply

    Weird--was just this weekend wondering what this guy was up to after rewatching his guest turn on an early It's Always Sunny. He was easily the best part of Smallville (faint praise perhaps), I'd love to see him in more high profile gigs.

  • cirkusfolk | January 3, 2013 6:45 PM

    I live in his hometown in Indiana and he just shot a movie here this summer called Old Days. I stopped by a location one day and chatted with him and the crew. Pretty cool guy.

  • Lemmy | January 3, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    Rosenbaum was the best part of "Smallville." I'd love to see him get some better roles.

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