A few days ago it was reported that Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World) was in the running to play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. According to director James Gunn though, that rumor is completely false, and he took to Facebook to set the record straight.
Almost everything in that Variety article on the Guardians of the Galaxy casting (and all the following articles based on it) was/is completely inaccurate. Just for the record.
I always thought is was a little strange that he would be in the running for the role, especially since he's already playing a character in the Marvel universe as Fandral in Thor: The Dark World. It didn't makes sense to me that Marvel would want him in Guardians of the Galaxy as well. Turns out they don't.
Joel Edgerton (The Warrior), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Lincoln and The Hobbit), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) were all originally rumored to be in the running. Chances are one of them will end up getting the part.
Gunn's quote has since been removed from Facebook.