His work in The Dark Knight Rises appears to have made Joseph Gordon-Levitt stand out on the comic book film rumor mill. First, there was the rumor that he was going to play Batman in Justice League, now rumor has it that he is in the mix for a starring role for a Marvel Studios film.
Deadline is reporting that Gordon-Levitt has been “added to the list” of actors considered for the role of Peter Quill, the Star-Lord in Marvel’s new franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy.
The website doesn’t go much further into it than that. It is unknown if Gordon-Levitt signed a screen test deal like Lee Pace, Joel Edgerton and other actors did, is just on a wish list, or has actually signed on for the role. But Deadline insists he’s in the mix in some way.
Gordon-Levitt is coming off a busy 2012 that has raised his profile in a big way. He had prominent supporting roles in blockbusters such as Lincoln and the aforementioned The Dark Knight Rises and leads in Looper and Premium Rush. 2013 has his writing and directorial feature debut with Don Juan’s Addiction, set to debut at Sundance later this month.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014.