Last week the names of eight actors that are auditioning for the lead role of Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord in Marvel’s new franchise Guardians of the Galaxy. Among the names is the actor Lee Pace (The Hobbit films, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and tv series Pushing Daisies). MTV recently talked with Pace about the role and he said he’s going to audition for the part on Monday 9.
This is what Pace had to say about the script and the character, “I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck. I’m very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun. I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you’re doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out.”
Apparently the character, Peter Quill, is the main protagonist of the film. Raised on Earth, Quill learns that his father was from outer space and is drawn into an inter galactic conflict that eventually makes him becoming the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Among other contenders for the role are Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Thing, Zero Dark Thirty), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (Cyclops, X-Men), Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom).
Star-Lord is a master strategist and problem solver who is also an expert in hand to hand combat, also he is well versed in the use of various human and alien firearms, battle techniques and has an extensive knowledge on various alien customs, societies and cultures.
As Star-Lord, Peter Quill wears a suit that grants augmented strength, durability along with the ability to travel through space. The character also uses an “Element Gun,” a special meta-pistol capable of projecting one of the four elements (air, earth, fire and water). Star-Lord also shares a psychic link with his sentient space vessel, “Ship.”