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Lee Pace in talks to be the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy, but which one?

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After a great turn on the short-lived series PUSHING DAISIES and a recent role in Peter Jackson's HOBBIT trilogy, Lee Pace has started to garner some more recognition in Hollywood. I have been a fan of the guy from his roles in Tarsem's THE FALL and LINCOLN and I forgive him for being in the last TWILIGHT movie. But, now he looks to be gaining a whole new set of fans if this news turns out to be true.

Lee Pace is about to join the cast of Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in an unspecified role as a villain, acorrding to The Wrap, but it is unclear which villain he would be playing. It has long been assumed that Thanos would play some sort of role in the movie, but it is looking more and more likely that he will be reserved for the role of big bad guy in THE AVENGERS 2, which leaves us to wonder who will the interstellar superheroes be facing off against?

With James Gunn's team of Guardians differing from the squad from the comics, it truly could be any character for Pace to play, but I am putting my money on The Phalanx. The Phalanx is a Borg-like hive mind creature that has been an enemy for multiple teams in the Marvel universe. In the recent Annihilation storyline from 2008, The Phalanx was led by Ultron. So, Pace could conceivably play a variation of The Phalanx or even Ultron himself. I have been waiting to see the evil robot on screen for some time and this may be the time.

Of course, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY may be going in a totally different direction, but every step so far seems to have been spot of. We will find out soon as filming is going to begin shortly in England. The cast now includes Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, and continues to grow.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens on August 1, 2014.

Source: The Wrap

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11:49AM on 04/24/2013
I like Lee Pace. Hope he gets more recognition if he lands the role. Love the Fall!
I like Lee Pace. Hope he gets more recognition if he lands the role. Love the Fall!
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5:31AM on 04/24/2013

The Collector makes sense

This could be an origin story: the Collector gathers the most powerful fighters in the galaxy against their will and the Guardians fight to break free from the Collector. The Guardians put together a plan to go back and rescue the other fighters but then, unexpectedly, they find everyone dead, not only the Collector and possibly his assistant but also most of the fighters that they had assembled. For exposition sake, somebody has to survive to describe what happened: the flashback then is
This could be an origin story: the Collector gathers the most powerful fighters in the galaxy against their will and the Guardians fight to break free from the Collector. The Guardians put together a plan to go back and rescue the other fighters but then, unexpectedly, they find everyone dead, not only the Collector and possibly his assistant but also most of the fighters that they had assembled. For exposition sake, somebody has to survive to describe what happened: the flashback then is told from the point of view of the one who survived which is why we never see Thanos: we only hear the Collector refer to him as Thanos before Thanos kills him. The Guardians then realize that the Collector wasn't crazy, that the threat he was preparing for was real and the Guardians decide they must continue what the Collector started and recruit an army to battle Thanos, except that this time it would be an army of volunteers and not people taken against their will.

Unfortunately, that would be an awful way to end the movie: I think there has to be one other villain that the Guardians have to fight against and defeat before the movie is over in which case Lee Pace may not be playing the Collector at all but somebody else.
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12:04AM on 04/24/2013
Could be great.
Could be great.
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9:18PM on 04/23/2013
He sort of looks like like Jake Gyllenhal, isn't he?
He sort of looks like like Jake Gyllenhal, isn't he?
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9:11PM on 04/23/2013
You know I hope your wrong on the whole Ultron thin: I would love to see him too, but come on, too early to introduce him when they even they haven't even introduced Hank Pym yet. How about we wait and see before we start throwing around characters that have no reason to be in the film. Phalanx have fought meant marvel characters, but mostly the xmen, since mutants cant be assimulated like normal people.
You know I hope your wrong on the whole Ultron thin: I would love to see him too, but come on, too early to introduce him when they even they haven't even introduced Hank Pym yet. How about we wait and see before we start throwing around characters that have no reason to be in the film. Phalanx have fought meant marvel characters, but mostly the xmen, since mutants cant be assimulated like normal people.
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9:10PM on 04/23/2013
You know I hope your wrong on the whole Ultron thin: I would love to see him too, but come on, too early to introduce him when they even they haven't even introduced Hank Pym yet. How about we wait and see before we start throwing around characters that have no reason to be in the film. Phalanx have fought meant marvel characters, but mostly the xmen, since mutants cant be assimulated like normal people.
You know I hope your wrong on the whole Ultron thin: I would love to see him too, but come on, too early to introduce him when they even they haven't even introduced Hank Pym yet. How about we wait and see before we start throwing around characters that have no reason to be in the film. Phalanx have fought meant marvel characters, but mostly the xmen, since mutants cant be assimulated like normal people.
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8:17PM on 04/23/2013
Well just yesterday they cast that girl as the aid to THe Collector. I'm guessing he's the villain
Well just yesterday they cast that girl as the aid to THe Collector. I'm guessing he's the villain
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8:16PM on 04/23/2013
I'm almost positive that Latino Review or one of the other movies sites had a scoop a couple weeks ago from a proven source that the villain was going to be The Controller. Lee's an awesome actor, and I am a definite fan, but if he's going to be in a Marvel movie I wish it'd be in a leading role.
I'm almost positive that Latino Review or one of the other movies sites had a scoop a couple weeks ago from a proven source that the villain was going to be The Controller. Lee's an awesome actor, and I am a definite fan, but if he's going to be in a Marvel movie I wish it'd be in a leading role.
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6:45PM on 04/23/2013
Whoever it is it's solid casting. Now just tell us who's voicing Rocket Raccoon already.
Whoever it is it's solid casting. Now just tell us who's voicing Rocket Raccoon already.
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5:58PM on 04/23/2013
I have no idea what to expect from this movie.

The cast looks interesting, I'm worried about Batista, I've enjoyed Gunn's work in the past and am confident that he will have a unique vision, although 'unique' doesn't always translate to 'good'.....

I'm excited for Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap 2......but I'm cautiously intrigued for Guardians.
I have no idea what to expect from this movie.

The cast looks interesting, I'm worried about Batista, I've enjoyed Gunn's work in the past and am confident that he will have a unique vision, although 'unique' doesn't always translate to 'good'.....

I'm excited for Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap 2......but I'm cautiously intrigued for Guardians.
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8:35PM on 04/23/2013
Check out House of the rising sun to see Batista can act. The movie is decent but he is the best part.
Check out House of the rising sun to see Batista can act. The movie is decent but he is the best part.
5:51PM on 04/23/2013

phalanx

Didn't the phalanx start in Generation-X? That was the best comic series growing up. Too bad most of the characters disappeared.
Didn't the phalanx start in Generation-X? That was the best comic series growing up. Too bad most of the characters disappeared.
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8:20PM on 04/23/2013
Started in Uncanny X-Men, but Generation X spun out of it I think
Started in Uncanny X-Men, but Generation X spun out of it I think
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