Putting out a bunch of great movies like "Iron Man," "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers" will buy you some major leeway among fans. You know, obviously these guys know what they're doing. But Marvel is straining fan confidence to the absolute limit today, as Latino Review is reporting that the studio is currently in talk with a couple very unlikely stars to appear in their upcoming sci-fi action blockbuster "The Guardians of the Galaxy."
Are you ready for Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey: Intergalactic superheroes?
Now, before you jump off Stark Tower, there are a coupld things to keep in mind. First, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is being directed by James Gunn, who is responsible for offbeat genre comedies like "Slither" and "Super," so you know there's going to be some weird humor in it. Secondly, Sandler and Carrey are only in very preliminary talks. And thirdly, both of them have done some really excellent voice work in the past.
That's important because "Guardians of the Galaxy" has two main characters that will likely be done entirely with GCI: Rocket Raccoon, a gun wielding badass who happens to be a talking raccoon, and Groot, who is a walking, talking tree. Both of those characters have laugh potential and will need voice actors, so the guys responsible for "Horton Hears a Who" and "Hotel Transylvania" seem like pretty decent picks.
And to further set your mind at ease, it seems as thought Marvel is still looking at regular, leading man types for the film's leading man, Star-Lord, as Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet and Chris Lowell are all reading for the part.
Still, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. In a Marvel movie. About superheroes. In space.
The guys at Marvel made "The Avengers," so they have to know what they are doing. Right? Right?!