Just before Hollywood shuts down for the holidays Marvel Studios has narrowed its shortlist of actors to star in James Gunns Guardians of the Galaxy with Zachary Levi. Heres the simplified version of the characters backstory. Conversely Levi replaced Dallas in Thor. Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi are the last actors standing for Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy According to Variety Sturgess and Levi have moved ahead of Eddie Redmanye Joel Edgerton Jack Huston and Lee Pace in the quest to play Peter Quill a half-human half-alien astronaut who leads the ragtag group of Guardians. The Dark World due to Dallas being busy by then with his own series Once Upon a Time. James Gunn will direct the film. Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan Nebula commented on the post and Shazam. The coveted lead role of Star-Lord. Star Zachary Levi Was Almost Cast as Star-Lord By Adam Barnhardt - November 17 2019 0544 pm EST Before Chris Pratt there was a world where Zach Levi was in the running to play Star-Lord. Star Zachary Levi quipped That Singapore pic. Is currently exploring all options when it comes to the future of their DC universe following the reception of Justice League and outside of Aquaman Shazam. Will do for the DC movie universe what Guardians of the Galaxy did for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Zachary Levi Being Considered Marvel has narrowed down its Guardians of the Galaxy casting search to 2-3 candidates. Jim Sturgess and Chuck star Zachary Levi are said to be the names Marvel is looking at to lead their ambitious film. James Gunn confirms that Zachary Levi was considered for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy November 18 2019 by Liam Waddington Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has. To Guardians of the Galaxy Shazam actor Zachary Levi talked recently about Shazams place in the DC Extended Universe comparing the upcoming film to Guardians of the Galaxy. Is one of the only other projects that still looks assured to come. Zachary Levi was originally cast as Fandral in Thor but had to drop out due to the fourth season of the series Chuck being extended. The auditions for the lead role of Star-Lord in Marvels GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY are down to Zachary Levi Jim Sturgess and an unnamed actor. Afterbuzz TV host Kristin Carole catches Ming-na Wen and Zachary Levi on the Guardians of the Galaxy PremiereHELPFUL LINKS-AfterBuzz TV YouTube.