3 January 2013 3:15 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just yesterday we reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) was included on the shortlist of actors vying for the lead role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.  We presumed that, since an earlier report had mentioned an unnamed actor in the mix in addition to Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Gordon-Levitt was the last candidate.  Well, today's news brings word that Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) is also under consideration for the role of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord.  Hit the jump to get this sorted out. Rosenbaum Tweeted that he recently read for the lead role (via IGN): Read for my pal @JamesGunn Guardians Of The Galaxy for Peter Quill. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @Marvel Best known for his role as a young Lex Luthor on Smallville, Rosenbaum has other ties to the comic book world having done a number of voice-over spots.  His experience in animated fair is on the DC side, »

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