September 21, 2012

Scott Porter Wants To Play Nova In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, James Gunn Confirmed As Director

MTV caught up with Friday Night Lights actor Scott Porter about Guardians of The Galaxy and his campaigning for the role of Nova. The actor also commented on confirmed director James Gunn tackling the property. Porter has been spotted at a bunch of premires rocking Marvel tees and is a self-proclaimed comic book geek himself. Recently he has voiced Cyclops in the X-Men anime series. Scott had also tested for the role of Captain America for First Avenger.

"Marvel just announced that they're doing 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' which is another property that I love. I read it growing up....I'd love to play Nova or another [cosmic character]."

"Gunn is a unique choice. I think he could be a really great shephard for that property," added Porter. "I think 'Guardians' is going to be a lot of fun. I think it'll be very cool. I thought the next thing I might try and go after is 'Heroes for Hire,' but it looks like 'Guardians' is around, so..."

James Gunn has finally confirmed he will indeed direct and rewrite Guardians of The Galaxy. 

“For a month or so there’s been a lot of Internet speculation about my involvement with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Until now I haven’t said anything, because I’m trying to be less expulsive about this project than I am about the rest of my life. But last night I got the go-ahead from Kevin Feige to let you all know that, yes, indeed, I am rewriting and directing Guardians of the Galaxy. As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics, AND raccoons, this is the movie I’ve been waiting to make since I was nine years old. Kevin, Joss, and all the folks at Marvel have been amazing collaborators so far, and we’re committed to bringing you something majestic, beautiful, and unique.

I am incredibly excited. I am also incredibly grateful to the fans and the press for all their words of encouragement and support regarding my involvement with this project since the news first leaked. Thanks – you have, honestly, touched and overwhelmed me. And that’s it for now. Other than the occasional photos of my dog and cat here on Facebook, I’ll talk to you again in August 2014 when Guardians is released!”

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