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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Compared To Star Wars & Han Solo; Not Spider-Man

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 13:08

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6158:]]Marvel Comics should take note of the following Guardians of the Galaxy movie description as they recently booted the previous creative team on the books (& Nova), replacing them with a Spider-Man approach.

One of the actors that was in contention for the lead character in the James Gunn-directed Marvel Studios movie was Jim Sturgess, and now the actor let loose a few details and thoughts on his audition.

Sounds like Sturgess didn't know too much about the Guardians of the Galaxy, but once he got into the character, he makes it sounds like he thought it was really cool and wanted the part. He also compares it to Star Wars, Han Solo, and the best comment comes when he states it's not Spider-Man.

I went to the audition and I was called back for another audition and I had a screen test and another screen test. I think I got down to the last two people. It was fun. Again, I was really, really, really excited about the idea of making a film that other people were really, really excited about seeing. That's been rare in my career: to make a film that people are actually already...

"It's an event," notes the Huffinton Post.

Yeah. I was amazed instantly by the fact that our names got put out there as a group of actors that had gone out for it and everybody was writing about it and excited about it. I just felt like I was at a place in my life where it would be so exciting to make a film that people really, really already excited about. Then I discovered more and more about the story and it felt like more of a Star Wars than it does Spider-Man.

You don't actually get to know that much about the project. It's all under lock and key which is crazy but obviously, it's based on a comic. What I realized is it's not rooted in reality. It's up in space and the character was a space pirate of some sort so it was much more in the vein of Han Solo rather than just dressing up in a tight fitting suit. I guess your competitive nature starts kicking in. When you go for the first audition you think, 'This is a bit of fun.' Then you get further and further down the line and then you think, 'Shit, maybe I really want to do this.'

As we know Jim Sturgess didn't get the part, which went to Chris Pratt.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.




Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. James Gunn will direct. In theaters August 1, 2014 in 3D.