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michael-rosenbaum-lex-luthorDisney’s first non-Avengers Marvel property will be “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  The lead role of Peter Quill/Star-lord is in contention between a sizeable group of actors.  To date Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne, Lee Pace, Jack Huston, Zachary Levi (“Thor 2,”) Sullivan Stapleton, Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden (Cyclops in the “X-Men” trilogy,) Jim Sturgess, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”) have read for the part.  Now word has it “Smallville” veteran Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) has auditioned for the role.

Rosenbaum let it be known that he tried out for the part of Star-Lord for the “Guardians of the Galaxy movie via his Twitter account.

“Read for my pal @JamesGunn GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY for PETER QUILL. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @Marvel”

Here is the storyline for the film.

A U.S. pilot 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.

Which actor do you think fits the profile of Peter Quill/Star-Lord?

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is still in the process of casting, but it will open on August 1, 2014. James Gunn, Chris McCoy, and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay based on the comic book by Gene Colan, Dan Abnett, Arnold Drake, and Andy Lanning.  James Gunn directs.

Sources: Cosmic Book News, Twitter, IMDb