Four Years Later, Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum Finally Gets That Guardians Of The Galaxy Part


Four years ago, Bleeding Cool reported that Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on the popular WB show, read for the part of Star Lord in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.

As we all know now, Rosenbaum didn't get the part, despite being pals with the director. But don't let that cause your faith in nepotism to falter! It took about four years, but Rosenbaum has finally scored a significant role in the movie's sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in theaters in May.

Rosenbaum's role isn't revealed yet, but director James Gunn called it "a pretty decent role" that "works in tandem" with Sylvester Stallone's also unknown role on the Adam Carolla Show. Stallone's role has been called "major," which is a few notches above "pretty decent," though there seems to be a good chance both roles will be characters familiar to comic book readers. However, in a follow-up tweet, Gunn upgraded Rosenbaum's status to "major" as well:

What indeed?

So what are we thinking, people? Adam Warlock?

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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