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The internet of late has been positively lousy with news regarding James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' The big screen adaptation of the Marvel comic just booked Michael Rooker as the bow-happy alien hunter Yondu; the titular team's most recent acquisition. In addition, just yesterday, it was revealed that Ophelia Lovibond was cast in a minor role that was initially described as an aide to the villainous Collector. Now it seems the production has cast an actor to play its primary baddie.Lee Pace ('The Hobbit') is in final negotiations to play the villain in 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' The specific identity of that villain has not yet been revealed, but Pace's bid for Star-Lord, while unsuccessful, appears to have impressed Gunn enough to ultimately earn him an important role in the movie. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is slated to be released August 1st, 2014.
Normally I would start off by talking about the actor selected in terms of how appropriate I perceive them to be for their designated role. However, in this instance we have an actor but no role. The problem here is that Marvel has not come out and confirmed, nor have they denied, any of the swirling rumors about who the villain in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be. Many months ago, Thanos creator Jim Starlin declared that the death-courting titan would in fact be the principal antagonist in Gunn's film. The mid-credit stinger in 'The Avengers' would seem to support this claim. But then came unconfirmed reports of both The Controller and The Collector being involved. I think Pace is a strong performer, and I especially liked him in Tarsem Singh's 'The Fall.' I'm not entirely sure he has the screen presence necessary to play Thanos, if that is indeed who he will be playing, but then again there will be no small amount of makeup utilized to bring that character to the screen which should go far in enhancing that presence. I'm optimistic, but I'm still dying to know who Pace is actually portraying.
What do you guys think? Do you think Pace will play Thanos? If so, how do you feel about that. If not, who do you think he will play?
Source: The Wrap