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While Guardians Of The Galaxy may be the weirdest, most oblique and obscure of Marvel Studios’ film slate to this point, it looks like it won’t lack for star power. We haven’t heard much about the project since it was announced that James Gunn (Super, Slither, Scooby Doo) was hired to write and direct the project, but now we have some casting news.

Apparently a whopping eight actors are in the running to play Peter Quill (or Star-Lord), the likely lead of the film and the squad of heroes. He will join a roster that includes Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Racoon, and Gamora as they protect the galaxy from villainy (probably Thanos).

So who do they have auditioning for the part?

There’s Joel Edgerton, a rising Australian actor who’s on the cusp of stardom and Oscar accolades, after bursting on the scene with Warrior and Animal Kingdom, »

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