Michael Rosenbaum Reads for Star-Lord Role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The ‘Smallville’ star joins a growing field of actors all vying to play Peter Quill in director James Gunn's superhero ensemble.
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Michael Rosenbaum Reads for Star-Lord Role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The role of Peter Quill in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is easily one of the hottest parts in Hollywood. While we are no closer to finding out, once and for all, who will play the Star-Lord, another actor revealed he has tried out for the part. Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum revealed that he recently auditioned for writer-director James Gunn through his Twitter page.

Just yesterday, we reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a top contender to play Peter Quill, along with the previous finalists Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi.

Peter Quill is a NASA astronaut who journeys into space after learning that his true father is an alien. He becomes the Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy's leader, who helps fight injustice across the galaxy.

Michael Rosenbaum most recently appeared on the big screen in the comedy Hit and Run, and voiced The Flash in the animated adventure Justice League: Doom.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014.

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  • shuabert • 3 years ago

    Ugh, no.

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    • thebd • 3 years ago

      Tomorrow Ryan Gowlsing will be added to the list of potentials, then Channing Tatum, then Christian Bale, then Sean William Scott, then Jim Sturges again, then Will Smith and everyone is gunna flip cuz he is black and you can't swap races like that it ruins the character, then Leonardo DiCaprio will be mentioned, then James Franco.

      and like two months from now Brandon Routh will be announced as the lead...

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

        @ejk1 He should audition for Flash

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        • narrator • 3 years ago

          I'm still rooting for Pace or Edgerton, but Rosenbaum is an alright guy, and more importantly, I can see him in the role of Star-Lord. He's simply not my first choice..

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          • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

            @ejk1 -- Now, that's something I'll agree with. Who knows? Maybe his integrity overcame his greed.

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            • ejk1 • 3 years ago

              @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Whatever one's feelings are about Smallville, it lasted ten years, including a few without him. Considering he did very little in broadening his appeal after leaving, and is now rumored to be jumping back into the comic book genre, it made no sense to from a financial standpoint to let go of a steady paycheck.

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              • skywise • 3 years ago

                I kind of like this idea. I doubt it will happen but that is definatly an interesting choice.

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                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                  @ejk1 -- He probably came to his senses, and realized how mediocre Smallville was.

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                  • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                    It's a feeding frenzy

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                    • Deadpoolx11 • 3 years ago

                      That's awesome.

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                      • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                        Finally!!!, He can do the job!!!, He can really act!

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                        • raoulduke33 • 3 years ago

                          Fillion.

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                          • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                            So much for JGL. #wishfulthinking

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                            • Conor-Holtz • 3 years ago

                              After a ten year run on Smallville being Lex Luthor I can't see him being a hero.

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                              • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                Good for him, but Rosenbaum won't break away from comic book roles by going after comic book roles. By doing this he may become a bigger star, but many including myself will wonder why he bothered to leave Smallville.

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