Okay this was definitely unexpected yo, while the whole looking for Star-Lord thing was understandable with some interesting choices, this just comes out of the blue. Here’s the full story from superherohype:
“here’s been a lot of talk about who will play the lead role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but not as much for the supporting cast. Latino Review is reporting that Marvel is looking into the availability of actors Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for the film. It’s not clear which roles they’re looking at for them, but the most sensible answer would be the tiny, loud-mouthed rodent Rocket Raccoon.
The site also reports that Wes Bentley, Chris Lowell and Cam Gigandet are on the list for the Peter Quill/Star-Lord character. None of this has been confirmed by the studio, so it should be treated strictly as a rumor for now.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be directed by James Gunn (Super, Slither) from a script originally drafted by Chris McCoy and Nicole Periman. The team in the film will consist of Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to film this summer in London and will be released on August 1, 2014.”
Now I thought Marvel were gonna be a little more low-key with the people they picked for their upcoming Marvel films with not so well-known actors, but hey it seems I am wrong on this occasion. But anyways let’s discuss the role of Rocket Racoon for a second. We all know he has a british accent and yet the first picks so far are American, okay. Well whatever they may just change the accent for film similar to what happened to Black Widow. Anyway let’s talk about our potential Rocket Racoon actors. Now Jim Carrey, I love him and he’s one of my favourite comedy-based actors especially with his work from the 90s. To be honest while he wouldn’t be my first choice I could imagine him in the role and he could bring an interesting voice to the role. However Adam Sandler? Adam Sandler? What? No offence to people who still like him but his film of recent years are just tragic and painful. No one should be putting him in films anymore until he gets his films in order. Now in Hotel Transylvania he was pretty good, but I can’t help but feel that a role like this should be given to someone more deserving.
Now obviously this is all rumour at the moment and has no solid evidence to back it up, but I hope that it’s all just something of myth though especially when it concerns Adam Sandler in a Marvel film.