John C. Reilly Confirmed to Join GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [Updated]

     June 14, 2013


Late last month, we learned that John C. Reilly had been offered a role in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy.  Well now it appears that Reilly will indeed be joining the Marvel universe, as Deadline reports that Reilly has officially signed on to play Ronan the Accuser in the James Gunn-helmed film.  In the comics, Ronan is a member of the alien race the Kree and has been portrayed as both villainous and noble at different times.  The character possesses superhuman strength and speed, and wields a long hammer-like weapon called the “Universal Weapon,” which can do considerable damage.  Ronan has also been portrayed as the son of Thanos in the comics, so it’s possible that Reilly will also play a large role in future Marvel films should the studio decide to tie his character into the big baddie that was gleaned at the end of The Avengers.

Reilly joins a truly exciting ensemble for Guardians of the Galaxy that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, and most recently Benicio Del Toro.  Production begins very soon in London in anticipation of an August 1, 2014 release date. [Update: Deadline has corrected its report to note that Reilly will be playing Rhomman Dey in the film, not Ronan the Accuser.]

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  • Steven Ray Morris

    rad rad rad.

  • Steven Ray Morris

    rad rad rad.

  • Jeremy Flores

    Boats and hoes.

    • Doug_101

      Lol – That made me laugh outloud. Thanks. I definitely needed that today.

      • Jeremy Flores

        You’re welcome! :)

  • Jack

    Love this man. Dr. Steve Brule AND a PTA regular???? come on, he’s the greatest.

  • Dan Serper

    May want to give this an update. I’m hearing over at superherohype he’s playing Rhomann Dey

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  • J Barnhart

    “should the studio decide to tie his character into the big baddie that was gleaned at the end of The Avengers”

    Big mean Thanos, of Titan…wow, I wish these people knew something about what they’re writing…

    Or knew how to use the internet…