Re: Guardians of the Galaxy: General Discussion & Speculation Thread
Agreed on "geek cred". But I would argue that Kitsch's complete failure as a leading man was due to his utter blandness.
And to be fair to "Chucky", he hasnt really had the opportunity yet to prove that he can do "weighty". Maybe he nailed the Thor AND the GotG audition by showing a heretofore unseen "weightiness". He simply doesn't have the track record to make assumptions about his range one way or the other.
Also, it seems increasingly obvious that they will probably be going with a relatively light, tongue-in-cheek tone for this film. Maybe not as light as Chuck, but close. So a smarmier version of Quill may not be a stretch for a guy who just carried an hour long action comedy for 5 years. (Im not a dedicated fan of chuck, btw, but Ive seen enough eps to get the gist).
All that said, I see no reason why they're recycling actors. Levi would have to be amazing in the role in order to justify it.