Yes, you read that headline correctly.
According to Latino Review, Marvel is courting some big time “comedy” actors for Guardians of the Galaxy, and they have reached out to inquire about Jim Carrey’s and Adam Sandler’s availability. For which character they may be inquiring for, no one knows, but I would place my money (with the rest of those speculating right now as well) on one of the CG characters, Rocket Raccoon or Groot – and I would even lean more towards Rocket Raccoon.
That all said, I would take this with a grain of salt. My head just can’t wrap around Adam Sandler having anything to do with a Marvel movie, and even Jim Carrey would be a stretch; however they are both very animated actors who may lend a great voice-over to one of these characters. I like to think all of us geeks out there learned a lesson with the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, but still, Carrey and Sandler? In any case, if these sources prove to be correct it sounds like Marvel is just putting some feelers out there. There hasn’t been any offers, any discussions, just rumored inquiries lending themselves to some interesting speculation.
Guardians of the Galaxyis set to start filming this Summer, and slated for an August 2014 release – and I am quite anxious to see the casting lineup we get for this film.
What are your thoughts on the rumored possibility of Sander or Carrey voicing/playing a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy? Sound off in the comments below!