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You might expect casting news to come from a podcast about movies, but you don’t really expect to see it happen quite like this. The news has broken that stand-up comedian Steve Agee may have scored a sweet new role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. This came out because he apparently wasn’t able to attend his previously scheduled podcast recording due to the scheduling conflict.
On the most recent episode of comedian Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast, the host informed his audience and other guests that the reason Agee was not there was because he had something else a little bigger going on. He said:
[Steve] just found out because he’s in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bullshit instead of being here with us today.
As a comedian, Steve Agee has done cameo and guest appearance in more TV and movies than you can really count. He’s had recurring roles on The New Girl and The Sarah Silverman Program among many others, and these days he’s a frequent "contestant" on Comedy Central’s @Midnight. He also previously worked with James Gunn on other movies as well, like the superhero comedy Super, so it’s not a huge surprise that Gunn would look to him again if he had the right part in mind.
Steve Agee’s role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 could be just about anything. As he’s used to making smaller guest appearances, he could play any number of minor alien characters that the film will certainly have. It’s also very possible that he could be doing something more substantial. We know that Ego, the living planet, is expected to be a major part of the new film, and Ego certainly needs a voice. Agee has voice acting experience, including recurring parts on Adventure Time, and as a fairly large human being, topping out 6’6", he has a booming voice. With some special effects added for good measure, he could very easily pull of the massive voice you’d expect a sentient planet to have.
Guardians of the Galaxy was something of an experiment as it relied much more on comedy than most previous entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We fully expect the sequel to do the same, and likely raise the bar a little bit in that arena, so bringing in people who are professionally funny makes perfect sense.
Any Steve Agee fans in the house? Are you excited to see him join the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? What other stand-up comics would you love to see make cameos in the new movie? Let us know in the comments below.
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