The colossal cavalcade of casting rumors for Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy has taken a surprising, comedic turn. It seems that the galactic super-team could very well find itself with the addition of either Adam Sandler OR Jim Carrey.
According to a report from Latino Review, Marvel Studios apparently inquired about the availability of the two comedy icons, Sandler and Carrey. -- That, is pretty much the extent of the rumor at this time. For what role, you may ask? It's a good question for which no definite answer exists just yet.
The dominant subject when it comes to the vast array of Guardians casting rumors has surrounded who will play the lead character, "Star-Lord." In fact, the LR report throws the names of Wes Bentley, Chris Lowell, and Cam Gigandet into that already heavy mix. One might conclude that, given the names that have been thrown out there, that the Star-Lord role will go to an actor in his late-20's to early-30's, which makes it unlikely that Sandler and Carrey are up for that particular role.
However, Guardians has two notable slots for the more...let's just say, "exotic" members of the team. In fact, given their eccentric nature, it may be the case that the spot in question is more for voice work for an animated character.
Keep reading below, to see where we're going.
Yup, unlike previous films in Marvel's Movieverse, Guardians will feature an array of "sort-of-humanoid" characters hailing from the far reaches of the galaxy; characters that will be animated and need the perfect set of pipes to accompany them on screen.
First, there is the giant bipedal alien plant-whisperer, Groot. (DON'T call him "Treebeard.") Also on board the team, is the diminutive, furry, alien mammal, Rocket Raccoon. In the case of the latter, we have a comedic-inclined character who is known to be buddies with the lead character, Star-Lord. Based on the importance of that, one might conclude that this dragnet for A-list comedic talent is most likely for Rocket.
Of course, that is just pure speculation. We have a long way to go until some real light is shed on this superhero space epic directed by James Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy takes the fight to Thanos and his Cosmic Michael Jackson Glove at theaters on August 1, 2014.