Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds James Gunn Regular Gregg Henry
The cast of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy is already one of the best ensembles that the studio has put together, but today director James Gunn has added another actor to the lineup - and it's one that the filmmaker has been working with for years. Gregg Henry, who worked with Gunn on both 2006's Slither and 2010's Super, has evidently become the latest star to join the cast of the comic book movie, announcing the casting via Twitter.
Henry is actually the second Gunn regular to join the cast of the film. As we previously reported, Michael Rooker - who also worked with Gunn on the director's last two features - is playing Yondu in the film, an alien hunter/hero who is a member of the Zatoan tribe (as you can probably guess, we don't know the identity of Henry's character just yet). The two actors are part of an awesome group of stars that also includes Chris Pratt (as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (as Gamora), Dave Bautista (as Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot) Lee Pace (as Ronan the Accuser), Karen Gillan (as Nebula), Djimon Hounsou (as Korath), Benicio del Toro (as The Collector), John C. Reilly (as Rhomann Dey), Glenn Close (as Nova Prime) and Peter Serafinowicz (in another mysterious role). Production on the film is currently underway in England after having started a couple weeks ago.
As amazing as this cast is, however, what still remains a big mystery in this film is its plot. The footage showed at both San Diego Comic-Con and D23 suggested that the core group of Guardians, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax The Destroyer, Groot and the yet-to-be-cast Rocket Raccoon, are a bunch of misfits who fly around the universe and, presumably, do good. We know that the film will have at least some connection to Thanos (the villain seen in the end credits of The Avengers) as in the previously mentioned footage Gamora is noted to be his adopted daughter, but it doesn't appear as though he will be the movie's central villain. In addition to directing, Gunn has also written the script, and hopefully he has some big surprises in store for us.
Henry, who has been working in the industry as a character actor since the late 70s, has over 150 credits to his name between both film, television and even video games, but has spent most of his career of late on the small screen. In the last couple years he has had recurring roles on shows like Scandal, The Killing and Bunheads (which was just recently cancelled). His last feature role came in 2012's Any Day Now with Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theaters on August 1st.
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