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The Mighty Marvel Movie Rumor Mill is still cranking out interesting little tidbits about their upcoming movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. The lead role of Peter Quill/Starlord is still open and now names like Wes Bentley, Chris Lowell, and Cam Gigandet have entered the discussion.

In a move reminiscent of a Stan Lee‘s “Stan’s Soapbox,” where Stan would pontificate and throw out future project ideas to see what would get a reader response, word from the Marvel camp (Via Latino Review) is that Marvel is looking at two big name comedic actors to take on the roles of Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Who might that be you ask? Jim Carey and Adam Sandler.

Marvel is asking for the availability of both Jim Carrey AND Adam Sandler!

It’s not a bad idea really, add a well known name to not so well known comic book team. The question becomes, would either of those two consider the role and how well would they handle it? Between those two I would want Jim Carey, he has a lot of experience with voice work and comic book movies like Batman and Robin and his upcoming role in Kick Ass 2. I’ve often thought he might BE an alien, so thinking about him playing one is not much of a step to take.

Let’s not forget that The Walking Dead‘s Micheal Rooker, who’s worked with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s director James Gunn before, wouldn’t mind playing that rascally Rocket Raccoon as well.

If you’re worried about an overly comedic actor taking on the role, just check out what Gunn was able to do with “comedian” Rainn Wilson in Super. The tension and comedy of that movie performance was electric, Gunn could recreate that with whichever actor finally gets the role. Gunn seems to have that magical ability to draw additionally unknown talent out of his actors.

Via: Latino Review


Another new clip from The Hunger Games has hit the Internet and it features Donald Sutherland’s President Snow sharing a conversation with Wes Bentley’s Seneca Crane just prior to the 74th annual Hunger Games.

What’s truly interesting about this scene is that it’s not in the book. Although surely a scene such as this took place in the contest of the story, it’s interesting that Gary Ross is not slavishly sticking to the source material when it comes to scenes that will keep the storyline and pace of the movie moving. 

Directed by Gary Ross, the film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg and Stanley Tucci.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

What did you think about this scene? It certainly adds some depth and another layer of terror to President Snow’s character.