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Lee Pace On For Guardians Of The Galaxy
As a villain...

24 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Lee Pace

Though Chris Pratt pipped him to the post for the key role of Star-Lord in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee Pace clearly impressed director James Gunn and the Marvel team, because he’s been handed a crack at another major part. Pace is now locking down a deal to play one of the movie’s villains.

While The Wrap’s report doesn’t specify which character Pace is playing specifically (and he's probably not Thanos), yesterday’s casting notice for Ophelia Lovibond as an aide to The Collector makes us thing the powerful, ancient being could prove to be more of a problem for the Guardians than originally thought.

Pace, who has been scoring gigs on huge films – he can tick off working with Spielberg on Lincoln, the most recent Twilight film and a role as Thranduil in the Hobbit trilogy most recently – should be a great addition to the Marvel movie universe.

He’ll appear alongside Pratt, Lovibond, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker in the Guardians, which is set to kick off shooting in the UK this June and hits screens on August 1, 2014.


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Heck he could be Thanos
In all seriousness I doubt he's playing Thanos, but in an intergalactic set film there is going to CGI everywhere so he could be playing anyone k to Thanos I reckon they will film it in a similar way to Hulk in the Avengers More

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The Korvac Saga.......
...Considering that The Guardians Of The Galaxy are in the loop for the next phase of Marvel films and the fact that The Collector has been mentioned, could we see the Korvac story line emerge and Thanos gives way...? After all...Michael Korvac almost wiped out the Avengers and GOTG in one issue of the Original Avengers run. Check this out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korvac#The_Korvac_Saga More

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