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Marvel Wants Adam Sandler in The Guardians of the Galaxy

Jim Carrey is also on Marvel's short list, possibly for the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

All we seem to hear are casting rumors for Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios' upcoming sci-fi space epic, but to date no one seems to have been cast yet. That doesn't seem to be the studio's fault however, since they appear to have just about every name in Hollywood on their short list. Case in point: today, we've learned through Latino Review that they're checking to see if Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey are available for the movie. 

We're guessing they're not being considered for Thanos.

Actually, there are a couple of characters who would make sense for these actors, particularly Rocket Raccoon, a badass hero who just happens to also be a raccoon, and who will presumably be created entirely through CGI and motion-capture. He's a funny character, so it makes sense that Marvel would be interested in casting two of cinema's leading funny men. Jim Carrey already has experience in motion-capture thanks to Robert Zemeckis's A Christmas Carol, and Adam Sandler is just coming off of his hit animated film Hotel Transylvania which was, honestly, the best movie he's been associated with in years, and a pretty impressive vocal performance from a guy not known lately for being all that good on-screen, thanks to stinkers like Jack and Jill and That's My Boy.

Still, it's hard to imagine the classy Marvel Studios getting into bed with Sandler, while Jim Carrey might even be a distractingly big star in the ensemble cast they're putting together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Why not a straight-up voice actor? Why not get "Futurama's" Billy West or even Bender himself, John DiMaggio?

Latino Review also adds that the search for a Star-Lord continues. They're adding the names of Wes Bentley (Ghost Rider), Chris Lowell (The Help) and Cam Gigandet into the mix, which already allegedly includes stars like Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Lincoln), Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire"), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper).

We're getting to the point where we almost don't care who they cast, so long as the rumors can finally stop and this movie can get going. Almost. What about you?
 


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel, the co-host of The B-Movies Podcast and the co-star of The Trailer Hitch. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.