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.