Guardians of the Galaxy have added another star to its already overflowing list of cast members and it’s one that Director James Gunn has worked with before.
Gregg Henry who worked with Gunn on the 2006 sci-fi-horror flick Slither and 2010’s Super announced via his Twitter that he was on his way to join the rest of the cast in London.
The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, who must bring together a team of alien misfits as they traverse the galaxy, presumably doing good. We also know that the film will have some connection to Thanos (the villain seen in the end credits of The Avengers).
What role Henry will have in the film remains to be seen, as the film is mid way through production and no official announcement has been made, and, as is well known with Marvel, they like to keep things tightly under wraps. Though speculation is running rife with the possibility of Henry voicing one of the as yet uncast main characters, Rocket Raccoon, who is currently being created with the use of performance capture.
Gregg Henry is an industry legend, having worked in over 150 productions combining film, television and even video games, but has spent the majority of his recent years on the small screen with notable appearances in The Killing, Scandal and Hung.
Also starring in Guardians are Zoe Saldana (as Gamora), Dave Bautista (as Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot) Lee Pace (as Ronan the Accuser), Karen Gillan (as Nebula), Djimon Hounsou (as Korath), Benicio del Toro (as The Collector), John C. Reilly (as Rhomann Dey), Glenn Close (as Nova Prime) and Peter Serafinowicz (in another mysterious role).
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to hit theatres August 1, 2014.