Last week Marvel Studios released a shortlist of actors they’re considering for the lead role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a pivotal film in the run up to The Avengers 2.
Lee Pace, who starred the TV series Pushing Daisies and will next be seen in The Hobbit, was one of the more interesting inclusions. In an interview with MTV, Pace revealed that Marvel is taking the list very seriously, as he’s already read the script and is meeting with Marvel execs. next week. As he told MTV, “I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck. I’m very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun.” Pace also said that he’s been reading up on Star-Lord (Peter Quill), the character he will play if cast.