3 December 2012 11:49 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

For an actor gaining Oscar buzz for his role in a musical, Eddie Redmayne sure has his name in the mix for a lot of comic book movie roles lately. First, he popped up as a potential candidate for Harry Osborn in the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, and then last week, Redmayne appeared on a short list of actors testing for the lead in Marvel's upcoming space epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy."

When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Redmayne recently, they touched on the subject of his rising profile and this recent string of comic book movie rumors. Redmayne couldn't comment directly, but he's certainly open to starring in that kind of film.

"As an actor, you never believe you're going to get a job when you start out," he said. "You're lucky to get any form of employment."

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