The race for the lead role in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is seriously heating up. Today Deadline is reporting Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s name is now in the mix, and maybe, he’s already been offered the role. He joins the ranks of other Peter Quill hopefuls: Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, and Zachary Levi.
The interesting thing is, what does this mean for his possible future in the cowl? Who’s cowl? Batman’s cowl, you twat. At the end of The Dark Knight Rises there’s a heavy hint Gordon-Levitt’s character would take up the mantle of Batman after Bruce Wayne’s exit, and some rumors imply we’ll see that play out in the real world, too. But if Gordon-Levitt moves over to Marvel, what are the chances he’ll star as two different superheroes for two different companies and franchises? Slim, man, real slim.
Now the game is, who do you believe? Deadline seems pretty confidant Gordon-Levitt is indeed a frontrunner for Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, but the same could be said for any insider source who’s claimed we’d be seeing Gordon-Levitt as Batman sooner rather than later.
Which rumor do you buy? And which role would you prefer to see Gordon-Levitt in?