Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn Denies Casting Rumors

by Russ Burlingame

Guardians of the Galaxy movie logoGuardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has taken to social media today to deny this weekend's reports that the casting for Star-Lord has been narrowed to two, including newcomer Zachary Levi, who currently plays Fandral in Thor: The Dark World.

"Almost everything in that Variety article on the Guardians of the Galaxy casting (and all the following articles based on it) was/is completely inaccurate. Just for the record," Gunn wrote to his Facebook page moments ago.

Variety had reported that Jim Sturgess is the only previously-shortlisted actor currently under consideration for the coveted role, and that Levi had snuck in as a result of how pleased the studio is with his work onĀ Thor: The Dark World.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.