The Hobbit and Lincoln actor Lee Pace has confirmed in a recent interview with MTV that he is preparing to audition for the role of Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! Pace is one of several actors up for the lead role in the film. Some of the other actors include Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom).
As much as I like Pace as an actor, I'm kind of rooting for Marsden. But, if Pace did end up getting the part I wouldn't complain as he's my second choice. Here's what he had to say,
I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck. I'm very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun. I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you're doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out.
When asked about his chances of landing the part he said,
We'll see. We'll see, I've got to audition. I've got to go get it. I actually love auditioning, so I'm happy to go meet them all and do it.
It's awesome to see that he's excited for the part! Most actors are known for brushing off these kinds of questions, but he seemed to have no problems opening up about it.
The movie is being written and directed by James Gunn, and the story follows a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants. Star-Lord is the pilot and leader of the space superhero team.
The movie is set to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014! Who would you like to see end up in the part of Star-Lord?