We reported a few days back that Lee Pace
was short-listed – among some other actors like Joel Edgerton
, Jim Sturgess
, Jack Huston
, Eddie Redmayne
, James Marsden
, Garrett Hedlund
and Sullivan Stapleton
– for the lead role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
, and the actor recently confirmed his upcoming audition.
This year, Pace has already checked a historical drama in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln on his to-do list, as well as a sweeping fantasy epic in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He is now in the run for Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, a human-alien hybrid who is a master strategist and combat expert, wears an ability-enhancing suit, pilots a psychically-linked ship and is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
As we said, Pace confirmed his upcoming audition for Guardians of the Galaxy in an interview with MTV
. Check out the video below, followed by Pace’s quotes:
Pace commented on the opportunity to play Star-Lord as you can read below:
“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…I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you’re doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out.”
It’s far from closing the deal for Pace, in spite of everything – it all comes down to whether or not his audition will line up with how director James Gunn
imagined the character. Pace seems fully aware of his competition:
“We’ll see. We’ll see. I’ve got to audition. I’ve got to go get it. I actually love auditioning, so I’m happy to go meet them all and do it.”
I think he’s a fine actor, but he’s not quite the first person that crosses my mind when thinking of Star-Lord (I’m a bit more inclined to see Edgerton, or even Stapleton, as fitting for the role). In the end, all we can do is to wait a bit more to see.