Born as Peter Quill, the son of an alien father and human mother, he grows up in an orphanage after the death of his parents. He later becomes a NASA astronaut and is offered the mantle of interplanetary police officer Star-Lord. Other actors that Marvel Studios reportedly thought to cast for the role include: Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne, Lee Pace, Jim Sturgess, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zachary Levi!
Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn. Roles that have yet to be cast include Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Other characters including Adam Warlock, Vance Astro, Bug, Mantis, Phyla-Vel, Moondragon and Nova could appear in the film as well.
- Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013
- Thor: The Dark World opens November 8, 2013
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014
- Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014