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Rumor: Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie?

It's looking like Marvel Studios wants to bring the laughs with their space adventure.

There have been plenty of rumors surrounding casting for Guardians of the Galaxy, but this latest round is by far the most interesting.  According to Latino Review, Marvel Studios is seeing if Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler are available.

 Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2
Now, I can only imagine this would be for a voice acting role (perhaps Rocket Raccoon?). In the off chance this isn't limited to voice acting, I could definitely tolerate Jim Carrey -- he's certainly a fine actor -- but Adam Sandler? Well, this is my immediate response. 
  
I suppose going for a big name or bringing heavy comedy makes sense from their angle. These characters are widely unknown to the general audience. Personally though, I was hoping marketing alone could compensate for that and still reel in audiences. After all, this should be a "must see" movie for anyone that saw Avengers or wants to see Avengers 2 and that's an insane amount of people.

Additionally, there's also a new trio of names allegedly in the running for Star-Lord. Wes Bentley, Chris Lowell & Cam Gigandet are the latest names to add to the growing list.  
 
Viners, what do you think about this latest batch of rumors? 
 
Source: Latino Review
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Posted by hazmat103

Maybe Carrey as Raccoon but then again i have no idea as to what his character sounds like. But i think Carrey could bring star power. definitely not as any other role though.

Posted by dondave

@hazmat103 said:

Maybe Carrey as Raccoon but then again i have no idea as to what his character sounds like. But i think Carrey could bring star power. definitely not as any other role though.

QFT

Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer

Depending on how Carrey would play the voice I might be able to tolerate it but, definitely not sandler.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

I really don't think they need to do this. People have faith in the Marvel Movies, right? So pick the right people for the gigs!

Sandler and Carrey?

That's just would take me out of the film.

(And we need Phyla Vell in this or a sequel! Get a gay superhero on the screen!)

Posted by jNerd

My first reaction is the same as yours, they have to be considering them for voice-over work, I could tolerate either. It honestly depends which one could do a better voice for Rocket Racoon, because I don't want to hear either of their natural voices.

Posted by Gambit1024

I don't think I can scowl any harder. No.

Posted by nappystr8

Agreed, it's got to be for voice acting Rocket Raccoon. Though both comedians, they are so physically different it is unlikely they would be up for casting for the same role otherwise. Then again, they might go CG/motion capture for every member of the cast other than Star Lord. Personally not a fan of either of these actors, but they both are undoubtedly talented. Personally I think Rocket Raccoon is a role H. Jon Benjamin was born to play.

Posted by spetsnaz_gru

I didn't realize Carey had so much hatred against him. I know Sandler's quite unpopular but I didn't know that about Carey.

Posted by Matchstick

I really really hope Sandler isn't anywhere near this. Carey however has got the acting chops to pull off any role he wants.

Posted by BoyWander

Oh my goodness. I love Jim Carrey. Make him Rocket Racoon and I'll probably need to see the movie more than once.

Posted by OldOldLogan

Adam Sandler would sink any superhero movie. DC or Marvel.

Edited by StMichalofWilson

Okay, why does everybody hate Sandler. I can understand Carrey having potential, but honestly I'm really sick and tired of all the hate Sandler gets. I mean he makes bad movies, but is he like the most evil guy ever because of that?

Posted by CELKali

James Gunn would never allow such a heinous act. No, I don't care if he's just the writer; I have to believe, goddamnit.

Posted by Weapon-Alpha

I could see Jim Carrey doing a funnyish Groot V.O

And I would like to see either Wes or Cam as Star-Lord

Edited by Matchstick

@StMichalofWilson said:

Okay, why does everybody hate Sandler. I can understand Carrey having potential, but honestly I'm really sick and tired of all the hate Sandler gets. I mean he's made bad movies, but is he like the most evil guy ever because of that?

He hasn't made bad movies, he consistently makes bad movies. For every good movie he makes he has like 2-3 bad ones. He's very good at what he does, it's just that what he does isn't super hero movies.

Posted by Billy Batson

Will somebody give the kid an infinity gauntlet?
BB

Posted by turoksonofstone

meh!

Posted by dreamfall31

Two men whose careers have gone on a decade longer then they should have, I'm gonna say NO.

Posted by thanosrules

Sigh.

Posted by thveej

Sandler --> NO!  
 
Carrey --> maybe..... if he doesn't go full on goof ball. 

Posted by DonFelipe

@StMichalofWilson said:

Okay, why does everybody hate Sandler. I can understand Carrey having potential, but honestly I'm really sick and tired of all the hate Sandler gets. I mean he makes bad movies, but is he like the most evil guy ever because of that?

He's not the most evil but the least talented funny guy and his movies... please! Just because everybody may not like him and his movies, doesn't mean everybody hates the guy. Why hate? People just say they don't want him to ruin another movie and/or character.

Posted by mksystem74

Beside the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Ult. Marvel vs Capcom, I'm not too familiar with how he should sound.

I'm more worried about Wes Bentley getting the part of Star-Lord because I want him to be Bruce/Batman in Justice League.

Posted by blackcobalt

@hazmat103: I like Marvel vs Capcom's interpretation.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

NO to either I say. A big resounding NO!

Posted by SpitfireINK

Other than the VOICE Only for ROCKET RACCOON -

I Don't think either would make a Good choice for AnYthing else - period!

Sandler isn't anything but a Comedic actor - and Carrey well-liked and does have some acting ability outside of Comedy - but its almost to the point where you just can't take the guy serious looking at him - If either are cast for anything other than a voice part well than THANOS should tear the universe a new one!

Edited by Mr. Kamikaze

I could get behind Carrey...I don;t know for what, but I might be open to him being in the movie depending on what he's gonna be doing.

But Sandler....ugh, no. Please, go away. Even as nothing but a rumor it leaves me with a sour taste.

As for Rocket Raccoon, if they could get the dude who voices him in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom to voice him in the movie, i'd be totally content.

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Posted by Teerack

Adam Sandler hasn't made an okay movie sense the 90s. If you have a problem with Carry you're crazy. Have you seen his last few movies other then Mr Popper's Penguins?

Posted by kid Apollo

JASON STATHAM for ROCKET RACOON

Posted by Logan Reilly

@OldOldLogan: Sandler would ruin any film, period.

Posted by Mbecks14

Carrey is a decent actor even in serious roles, so I'm cool with his involvement. Sandler? No thank you. What was the last decent movie he was in?

My only concern is that they would end up being Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler in space, not an actual character. IF they can disappear into a role and keep it from getting outlandish, then I could get behind the idea. Otherwise I'll be passing.

Posted by DJ1107

@Mbecks14: Last decent flick Sandler was in was Hotel Transyilvania. But yeah these rumors better be false

Posted by obscurefan

This is easily the most crazy rumors to come out yet... its also the most frightening so it might be true.

(Also, Ron Perlman as Rocket Raccoon, just saying)

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Only if there part is "I am groot".

Posted by hqn

Guardians of the Galaxy is the first marvel movie i'm not eager to see (but i will go, eventually) and Jim Carrey much likely providing voice for the silly Rocket Raccon nails it. Whedon gave us laughs aplenty in Avenger but i don't think every director can balance action and comedy and Guardians looks like it might get cheesy.

Posted by Sharkbite

Carrey is a great actor, but only when he's permitted to act (Eternal Sunshine, for example). Sadly, his comedy work is pretty much copy/paste. You could take soundbytes of Firemarshal Bill, Ace Ventura, the Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, and if the line didn't contain a popular catchphrase, most people would be hard pressed to tell them apart. If Guardians needs some comedy, then Carrey is not the way to go, because Guardians does not lend itself to that slapstick style of physical humor and rediculous voices that Carrey seems stuck in.

Looking at Sandler, he is not nearly as good at delivering the serious role (weird spanish maid movie, for example). And his comedy is very hit and miss, with some of them being good and some being horrible. But his range is a lot more diverse. Everyone can tell the difference between Billy Madison, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Mr Deeds, and Anger Management. Sometimes he's stupid, sometimes he's intelligent and well spoken but just unlucky, sometimes he's a normal relateable person reacting to a rediculous situation. While Sandler definately has the potential to stink it up, he also has the potential to do it well.

With Sandler it could go either way. With Carrey... "allllrightie then".

Personally, if they're talking for the voice of Rocket Racoon, and focusing on big name star appeal, go with Bruce Willis. He could make Rocket Racoon into the tough guy with the rocket launcher, while still bringing that excellant comedy voice acting that made movies like Look Who's Talking and Rugrats Movie so successful.

Posted by Impala

What is wrong with you people, Jim Carrey is an amazing actor i cannot believe people are doubting his acting ability.

Posted by Loki9876

no, sandler noooooooooooooo

Posted by naustin07

I am a big fan of both actors, but not for a Marvel movie. Just have to look at Jim Carey as the Riddler to know this is a bad idea lol. I would really like to see Cam Gigandet in a comic book movie though. Guy is ripped like a little Rambo and has sick martial arts ability. I

Posted by Inverno

Totally agree with Gregg here. Adam Sandler? Yeah, no way.

Posted by JamDamage

I don't really read cosmic comics. I do read Green Lantern, but that because Im always hoping they just put him on Earth and leave him there. Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler are just both to annoying for much of anything anymore. Cosmic Comedy. This seems to kids friendly.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Carrey can play anything.

Posted by Charlie_Jade

@DonFelipe said:

@StMichalofWilson said:

Okay, why does everybody hate Sandler. I can understand Carrey having potential, but honestly I'm really sick and tired of all the hate Sandler gets. I mean he makes bad movies, but is he like the most evil guy ever because of that?

He's not the most evil but the least talented funny guy and his movies... please! Just because everybody may not like him and his movies, doesn't mean everybody hates the guy. Why hate? People just say they don't want him to ruin another movie and/or character.

Posted by Green ankh

I cant stand either one.

Posted by notoriousmistersims

i think the guy dat did the voice for rocket in the avengers cartoon would do him justice on the big screen

Posted by ThePRez

why not this guy

Posted by DonFelipe

@Charlie_Jade said:

@DonFelipe said:

@StMichalofWilson said:

Okay, why does everybody hate Sandler. I can understand Carrey having potential, but honestly I'm really sick and tired of all the hate Sandler gets. I mean he makes bad movies, but is he like the most evil guy ever because of that?

He's not the most evil but the least talented funny guy and his movies... please! Just because everybody may not like him and his movies, doesn't mean everybody hates the guy. Why hate? People just say they don't want him to ruin another movie and/or character.

Well, hello hotness!

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

ok...I'm Out!

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

God almighty not Sandler, please not Sandler :(

Posted by Sobe Cin

Simon Pegg for rocket raccoon

Posted by JamesKM716

PReferably Not; but i can accept it if it occurs.

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