John C. Reilly Offered a Role in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

May 28, 2013
Source: HitFix

John C. Reilly

Next year we'll see if Marvel's gamble to bring a much more obscure ensemble of heroes to the big screen works when Guardians of the Galaxy arrives on August 1st, 2014. But for now, the project from director James Gunn is still coming together, and some new details have surfaced about a couple new characters and potential cast members. HitFix has word that the versatile John C. Reilly, who has dabbled in comedies like Step Brothers and dramas like Magnolia, has been offered a role in the cosmic comic book adaptation. But what's even more interesting, is the character Reilly would reportedly be playing in the Marvel universe.

Now this bit of news might be a bit of a head-scratcher or comic book fans, but just stick with us. Supposedly, if Reilly should accept the offer, he would be playing a character named Rhomann Dey, an agent not entirely unlike Phil Coulson who works as the middle man between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The character is said to be human, but in the comic books, Rhomann Dey is the leader of the Nova Corps, an intergalactic military force that serves the Marvel Universe. Perhaps this means there will be some kind of cool reveal for Reilly's character at some point in the film. After all, there were rumblings back in March that the Nova Corps would be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy.

In addition, the Dey character will also have some sort of liaison working with him, and Marvel has been looking at names like Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman and Ken Watanbe for the part. Any of those names would be awesome additions to the Marvel universe, and it sounds like both would end up being recurring characters as the studio continues to expand their cinematic universe. Reilly just might be the key to making people believe in this crazy assembly of aliens since he can do comedy and drama with great ease. HitFix also has some more details on the plot and certain characters' involvement, but they venture into spoiler territory, so check out their full article if you must know more details. Thoughts?

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This sounds fantastic.

DAVIDPD on May 28, 2013


please do!

ColtNoir on May 28, 2013


This could be great.

Nielsen700 on May 28, 2013


Meh, Marvel lost me after Fail Man 3.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


I have yet to see you comment positively on any of the articles written on this site. I wonder why you even bother reading film news if all of it pisses you off.

Matt Peloquin on May 28, 2013


I'm sure you have read all of my comments as well...... I guess people are only allowed to like what you like and dislike what you dislike? My more cynical view of what is coming out of Hollywood clearly invalidates my opinion.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


I didn't say that, I was just asking why you dislike everything. I read pretty much every article and started noticing your name in the recent months, but you're usually negative so I was just asking why. I thought maybe you were in the industry in some capacity which could explain some of your cynicism. Can you tell me about a project you are looking forward to? Or maybe an actor/director that you enjoy?

Matt Peloquin on May 28, 2013


I recently enjoyed Star Trek, predicable but delivered the thrills and a dose of social commentary which was a welcome surprise. I do not really like many directors, just individual works. More of a "What have you done for me NOW" person. On the topic at hand, Marvel allowing Black to destroy Mandarin for a cheap twist shows it has lost the way as far as pleasing the base "Comic Book fans" goes,. from here out, IMO, It is safe to assume they will do whatever they want with characters based on what they think will bring in the most money. No thanks you.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


I 100% agree about Iron Man, and loved Star Trek as well. You should try to be constructive in your criticism and comment on things you like along with things you don't like. Point out problems, but also offer solutions to people reading your comments. This will encourage people to start a conversation with you rather than becoming defensive because film is highly subjective and people can take things personally if they disagree. This Iron Man 3 would have been epic:

Matt Peloquin on May 28, 2013


Yeh I had read that, too bad Black wanted a shock twist.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


You can like/dislike whatever you want. But totally refusing to even give any future marvel movies a chance because of one particular film is like benching Michael Jordan because he missed his third basket.

get a clue on May 28, 2013


The film is an indicator of the direction Marvel is willing to take with its movies, a direction I am not interested in.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


Haha, hilarious, son. You inherited my sense of humour for certain. Mom said to pick up some milk on your way home when you get a chance. Love ya, son! Fail Man 3...hilarious!

Brian Sledier III on May 28, 2013


Spelled your name wrong troll.

Brian Sleider on May 28, 2013


After reading the article title I expected him to be voicing the racoon. But whatever Reilly rocks

Richie G on May 28, 2013


Yes. 1,000,006 times yes.

Guy who comments on things on May 28, 2013


Shake n Bake!

mooreworthy on May 28, 2013

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