John Krasinski joins the shortlist for Guardians Of The Galaxy

The rumour mill surrounding Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy has just cranked up a gear, with two new names being linked to the leading role of Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star-Lord.

Just yesterday we reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was high on Marvel’s hit-list for the role, and now John Krasinski’s name has also been thrown into the ring.

Krasinski was prominent in Marvel’s thinking for Captain America not so long ago, and it seems that s tudio heads are still convinced he can do a job in a superhero film.

The other name on people’s lips is that of Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum, who is also being considered for Quill. He and Krasinski join a shortlist that already contains Zachary Levy and Jim Sturgess, as well as JGL.

Of that little collection, we’d say Sturgess or Krasinski would seem the best fit, although if JGL were to make the jump from DC, he’d probably be our first choice.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians Of The Galaxy will open in the UK on 1 August 2014.

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