Dave Bautista is up for the role of Drax the Destroyer.
“Drax has one goal and one goal only, which is to kill Ronan because of a past tragedy.”
Vin Diesel (Riddick) is strongly rumored to be voicing anthropomorphic tree Groot.
“Groot is a species that happens to look like trees look, and is quite communicative if you can understand the different inflections in the way he says, ‘I am Groot.’
Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) is in talks to do the small-but-deadly Rocket Raccoon.
“Rocket has been genetically and mechanically altered, he’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy.”
With the crew more or less assembled, director James Gunn has already started filming Guardians of the Galaxy in London. As to how the team meets each other , Feige says ““They are an unlikely band. It’s pure circumstance that brings them all together throughout the course of the movie”.
The main bad guy of the movie would be Ronan the Accuser. Who is rumored to be played by Lee Pace.
“Ronan The Accuser is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn around and smirk. You’ll get much more than that!”
The message coming from Marvel producers and directors at the moment is that Thanos is going to be teased repeatedly throughout Phase Two, but probably won’t become a primary antagonist until Phase Three. Director Joss Whedon has explained that the villain of The Avengers 2 will be Ultron rather than Thanos because, “Thanos was never meant to be the next villain. He’s always been the overlord of villainy & darkness.”
Unlike the Avengers, who are approached because they are considered to be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Feige’s description of the Guardians gives the impression that they are brought together as a band of outcasts who don’t quite fit in anywhere else. Sounds like an excellent recipe for a team, and it’s always fun to see characters from very different backgrounds all flung together.
Which character in Guardians of the Galaxy are you most excited to see brought to life on the big screen?