There's been a ton of casting rumors surrounding several of the characters from James Gunn's Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. Today we've got some more names to add to the list thanks to CBM, who has casting updates on Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Gamora.
They confirm that Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are up for the role of Rocket Raccoon. They also add that the studio is also looking at voice actors such as Jon Benjamin, who are known for having good comedic timing and quick wit. Rocket Raccoon is going to have a decent sized role in the film, and they want him to work well on the big screen.
As for Drax the Destroyer, we previously heard that Brian Patrick Wade (The Guardian), former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista (Man With The Iron Fists), and Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa were up for the part. We've now learned that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was also up for the role, but that won't happen because of his Hercules commitment. There were also talks of casting Conan star Jason Momoa, but I guess that didn't last long. The studio is now considering casting an unknown actor in the role, and here's the type of person they're looking for... “Caucasian male, above 6’2”(188cm), Healthy physique.”
Then there's the character Gamora, which we've heard nothing about so far. CBM says Marvel is taking their time casting the role, and they've considered actresses such as Gina Carano, Olivia Wilde, Adrianne Palicki and many more. None of which have officially been approached by Marvel, but that should give you an idea of the type of actresses that they are looking for.
Then there's the previously announced Star-Lord hopefuls that include Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Chris Lowell (The Help), and Cam Gigandet (Twilight). Other actors previously up for the part included 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), JamesMarsden (X-Men), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom).
It will be interesting to see who ends up being cast as these characters in this movie, I hope they end up landing some talented individuals. Who would your dream cast include?