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John C. Reilly in Guardians of the Galaxy

John C. Reilly in Guardians of the Galaxy

by Christopher DillardJune 14, 2013

Rumor mills spin lots of threads throughout the internet. The best part is when everything gets all confused and misinterpreted along the way. We have news that John C. Reilly of Step Brothers fame has been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, this is where everything got out of control. The first rumor, a while back before he was officially cast, is that he would play a human liaison between the Guardians and S.H.I.E.L.D. which wouldn’t be a stretch. A humorous role that would have to explain a talking raccoon and tree giant to the humans. I could see it. Today, Deadline posted that he would be Roman “The Accuser” Dey. Any familiar with the Inhumans or the cosmic universe in Marvel would recognizes Ronan the Accuser as someone who often interacts with the Inhumans and Thanos! He was even considered a ‘son’ of Thanos at one point, making Gamorra the adopted daughter of Thanos a great storyline twist. Ok, great. I see it, kind of. A grim kind of guy who swings around a large hammer is cool, maybe. But that is a lot of potential villains in a movie. Finally, Deadline updated their report and confirmed that Reilly is in fact Rhomann Dey, leader of the Nova Corps. Whew. That was close. We about got a lot crazier really fast. As Rhomann is leader of the Nova Corps makes sense due to Glenn Close being cast as another major Nova member as well. In all honesty, we don’t know what will happen until official word is given from the studio, filming commences, and set photos are leaked. If they’re anything like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we will have a metric boat load.

About The Author
Christopher Dillard
Author for Nerdtraffic, co-host of Superhero Slate podcast, and co-founder of ComicUI. I love Marvel, Star Wars, Halo, and the Muppets. Just your run-of-the-mill nerd.
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