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Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum Testing For Guardians Of The Galaxy

Actor Michael Rosenbaum is no stranger to comic book worlds - in fact, he spent years playing one of the most iconic villains of all time. For 154 episodes of the television series Smallville he took on the role of Lex Luthor, Superman's arch enemy. The show ended in 2011, but it would seem that he isn't ready to let go of hanging around superheroes - so he's potentially making the switch from DC to Marvel.

Rosenbaum has revealed that he is now going out for the lead role in Marvel Studios' upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The star revealed the news on Twitter, posting on his account, "Read for my pal @JamesGunn GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY for PETER QUILL. What a treat! Thanks Jimmy. @Marvel" Gunn, who is writing and directing the space adventure, previously worked with Rosenbaum on his digital series PG Porn (playing Peanuts' Charlie Brown in two different episodes).

But he is hardly the only actor going out for the part. Just yesterday it was revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who recently starred in The Dark Knight Rises, could also end up taking the role of Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) and it was previously reported that Zachary Levi and Jim Sturgess are very much in the mix as well. Other actors who have tested for the part include Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne, with Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton as other suggested options.

Rosenbaum has an edge by having worked with Gunn before, but do you think that he is the proper actor for the part? Let us know in the comments below, and for more updates about Guardians of the Galaxy be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.

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