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.

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 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.

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  1. Josh

    Ugh, no.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. Brainiac

    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...

    2 years agoby @thebdFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 He should audition for Flash

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. the Narrator

    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..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Nicholaus XX

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

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. ejk1

    @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.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. skywise

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

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Nicholaus XX

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

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. ChiRep_1

    It's a feeding frenzy

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  10. Daniel Cantu

    That's awesome.

    2 years agoby @Deadpoolx11Flag

  11. Roberto Mata

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

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  12. Raoul Duke


    2 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  13. Conor Holtz

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

    2 years agoby @Conor-HoltzFlag

  14. ejk1

    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.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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