Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler Wanted for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel Studios has tested Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet, and Chris Lowell for the Peter Quill role in this superhero ensemble.

Adam Sandler being sought to play one of the Guardians of the Galaxy
Adam Sandler being sought to play one of the Guardians of the Galaxy
One of these days, Marvel Studios will have a cast in place for its Phase II ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy. Until then, we can only tell you who is being considered for these coveted roles. Today, a new report indicates that Marvel is seeking comedians Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. It isn't clear what roles they are being eyed for.

Actors Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet, and Chris Lowell have also recently tested for the Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) role in this superhero adventure. Last month, we reported that Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi were the finalists for the Star-Lord lead role. Since then, though, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Rosenbaum tested for the part, and with these three new candidates, it remains to be seen as to who is now indeed the front runner.

James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay. We reported earlier this month that production will begin this summer at London's Shepperton Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Latino Review

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  1. Monkeyiron 2.0

    I wonder is it to voice Rocket and Groom

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  2. Riley

    Why two comedians?
    These guys need to tone down the comedy. Marvel is starting to lose it's credibility with all this comedy, while DC is still hanging off TDK and Nolan's man bits ready to make everything serious and brooding which has now become some false status quo since TDK Trilogy was huge.
    I know not everything has to be so serious (heh) but the MCU doesn't need to be some big joke. Marvel needs to find that balance.

    2 years agoby @riley-dFlag

  3. Josh

    @ejk1 That works for me. I'd really love to see JGL and Joel Edgerton in the MCU at some point, and they were being considered for this role, but Pace works for me to play Quill because I think there are other characters those actors are better suited for.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. ejk1

    @shuabert Lee Pace for Quill. That's my vote.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. Josh

    I can't imagine Marvel getting Sandler or Carrey. They're too highly paid for Marvel to go with them when they could get someone like Eddie Izzard at a way lower cost, if they're looking for a comedic actor.

    Also, I can't imagine worse actors for Peter Quill than the ones on this list.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  6. justatadmatt

    @bawnian-dexeus haha. fair enough. we shall see soon enough :)

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  7. Bane5000

    I'd have to with Carrey on this one, cant really imagine Billy Madison's voice coming out of Rocket Racoon " Hippity, hippity hooooo...Hippity, hippity, hoooooo" LoL

    Was kind of hoping for someone like Hugh Laurie for RR

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @justatadmatt We'll have to agree to disagree

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. justatadmatt

    @bawnian-dexeus i understand what you mean, but there is a certain level of disbelief with those movies...even though Marvel has introduced extra-terrestrial characters everything has been grounded from a believable standpoint...if you introduce a completely CGI'd Raccoon that kicks ass you suddenly look at it like, "huh?"...

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @justatadmatt I'm simply comparing talking animals in a live action setting.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. justatadmatt

    @bawnian-dexeus do you really want to compare this franchise to Alvin and the Chipmunks, Narnia, and Dr. Dolittle?

    ...Homeward Bound is a classic, of course.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @justatadmatt Well, the way I see it, the average viewer in the last decade has already been exposed to movies like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Narnia. We can go back further to movies like Dr. Dolittle and Homeward Bound. I'm pretty sure moviegoers won't reject the movie because of a single character. Hell, he might not even speak English (though based on this article, he might) and be that humor relief or something along the lines. Besides, this movie is going to be more science fiction than superhero genre, so you can get away with talking amoebas for all the studio cares. Also, I believe there's a giant tree-like alien in this movie, so audiences whom have seen Lord of the Rings will be confortable with that character

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. justatadmatt

    @bawnian-dexeus if that's not sarcasm you have to look at it from the mindset of the average movie viewer. You will understand the purpose of Rocket Raccoon and his backstory, but someone sitting down and watching it for the first time will literally be like why is there a talking raccoon jumping around here? It won't make sense to them. It really comes down to how Gunn and possibly Whedon portray him, but I just feel like adding him to the line-up in Avengers would be a bad move.

    ...but I guess I could be completely wrong.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  14. Dumbumm

    Haha... no!

    2 years agoby @DumbummFlag

  15. Dan

    For the love of all that is holy, please God not Adam Sandler. In any capacity.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. Fry_3000

    @metalheadfury lmao. Great comment :)

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @justatadmatt I honestly don't see all the fuzz about an alien that looks like a raccoon and talks

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. Adamsandlerfggot69

    perfect! a moron is exactly what this movie needs. Let's just cast taylor lautner and nick swardson and flush this whole project down the toilet while we're at it.

    2 years agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  19. Metalsfury

    Spoken word being ''Whaaa..'' and not sounding like him just before the space rock crushes his character.. that being Sandler's character

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  20. Metalsfury

    Minor Roles In The Galaxy- I think both should get minor roles. Jim Carry great actor but I am expecting serious characters even if some humor may or may not be involved. Carry should play a reoccuring minor role. Adam Sandler only in the movie if he plays a tiny space creature that gets squished by a falling asteroid at the very beginning with only spoke word is ''Whaaa..'' upon get crushed, that's it if at all!

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  21. Michael Kolesik

    Carry, awesome. Sandler... ALL OF MY WHAT

    2 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  22. justatadmatt

    @bawnian-dexeus i applaud Marvel for taking the bold step with this project, but i honestly don't see how they are going to move forward with it and incorporate iron man and captain america with a talking raccoon...it just seems like they are going to lose a lot of people. i think they build up this intergalactic team and then just have them wiped out...it would be incredible to see on screen. and with james gunn behind it, does it really seem that farfetched?

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  23. WongFu

    Carry Yes, Sandler can go take a hike.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @justatadmatt Doubt it. Maybe one major player. If they don't announce the sequel before phase 2 ends, we shall have our answer in 2015

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. ROFLitschristian

    If Sandler is anywhere in this film, I walk.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  26. CaptainRumi

    @ejk1 I know. I know :)

    2 years agoby @captainrumiFlag

  27. justatadmatt

    You think it's possible for them to introduce these characters just to have them totally destroyed by Thanos at the end as a demonstration of his power?

    ...cue Avengers 2.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  28. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I wouldn't mind Jim Carrey, but Adam Sandler? Over my dead body.

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  29. the MovieGhost

    @ejk1 My assumption exactly. Neither of those actors are very capable of committing to a serious role for an entire movie.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

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