Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a hell of a great year in 2012. He was in Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush and Lincoln. The guy has a pretty awesome career ahead of him, and he's now in the running to play the lead role of Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy!
It was previously revealed that Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), 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 up for the same role. There's no word on if anyone has been offered the role yet, but Gordon-Levitt is definitely in the mix.
As a fan of Gordon-Levitt I think it would be great if he got the part! I certainly wouldn't complain! But, I also wouldn't complain if the part went to Marsden, Hedlund or Pace either.
Guardians of the Galaxy 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 in the film.
What do you think about the possibility of Gordon-Levitt landing the part?