Lee Pace to Play Villain in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Apr 23

For fans who have been around a while, you may remember the initial rumor that Marvel was looking to cast Lee Pace in an upcoming film. In December of last year – amidst rumors that he was auditioning for a part in Guardians Of The Galaxy – Lee confirmed it was true. Unfortunately, he didn’t land the part of Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, as that went to “Parks and Recreation” star Chris Pratt.

However, earlier today, The Wrap broke the news that Lee Pace is in final negotiations to play the villain in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Specifics about his role are still unknown, and there’s a good chance that Marvel will keep the information locked tight until the film release in August 2014.

Fans are already speculating that Lee will be portraying The Controller (Ophelia Lovibond has just been cast as his aide) or Adam Warlock, who each have ties to The Avengers 2 baddie, Thanos.

6 Responses to “Lee Pace to Play Villain in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’”

  1. Can’t wait to see this!


    Kristina Reply:

    Same! It was always my personal wish to see him in a Marvel film (hence me following this rumor so closely for years), so I’m beyond thrilled!


  2. Actually, there’s been a bit of confusing of the two characters “The Collector” and “The Controller”. The Collector is a good guy (and Ophelia Lovibond’s character is his *daughter* who eventually switches sides when she marries Michael Korvac a.k.a. Bright Lord, The Enemy. If I say anything else, it might be a spoiler ;))

    The Controller is a baddie.

    Either way, good for Lee Pace. More roles, more exposure, more chances to learn and grow.


  3. I’m actually not THAT big into super hero/comic book movies but if Lee is it this one, I will FOR SURE see it!


  4. incredible! i have a major soft spot for baddies & i imagine he’ll be a very sexy one! :D


  5. Can’t wait to see it!!!! \o/


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