‘Kick-Ass 2′ Actor Joining ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’?

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enzo cilenti Kick Ass 2 Actor Joining Guardians of the Galaxy?

Marvel Studios may be preoccupied with negotiations to keep Robert Downey Jr. onboard for The Avengers 2, but in the meantime, the rest of Phase Two continues to move forward.

Iron Man 3 (predictably) set the box office on fire last week, and while the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are almost certainly going to emerge as hits, the real question lies with next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

The film has already secured the bulk of its main cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista. However, now Enzo Cilenti – who’s also set to appear in Kick-Ass 2 this summer – has announced on Twitter that he too has joined the film.

I may or may not be in #Guardiansofthegalaxy. I am sworn to secrecy so can’t say. In entirely unrelated news, “I am”.

— Enzo Cilenti (@EnzoCilenti) May 8, 2013

gotg Kick Ass 2 Actor Joining Guardians of the Galaxy?

It’s not surprising that this tweet has apparently been deleted since its posting. Marvel is notorious for wanting to keep its casting quiet until the studio can make an official announcement. Cilenti has appeared in numerous films and TV series since the late 1990s, including films like The Rum Diary and Next. So there’s really no telling what role he may play in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Most of the lead characters have been cast, but is it possible that the English Cilenti could be playing one of the two remaining members of the Guardians? Rocket Raccoon has been said to be the “heart” of the film and is typically portrayed with a British accent, after all.

Rumors have emerged that Doctor Who actor David Tennant may be up for the part, but nothing official has come out yet. Plus, given Marvel’s tendency to snatch up rising stars for key roles (Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Pratt) rather than casting the biggest names in Hollywood, it’s not totally out of left field for the studio to give the role to someone like Cilenti. This is all purely speculation at this point, but Guardians will have to start finalizing its cast list in the near future to stay on schedule.

Do you want Marvel to cast a lesser-known actor like Cilenti in Guardians, or would you prefer they go with a bigger name? Let us know in the comments section below.


Marvel will release Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and Doctor Strange sometime after that.

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  1. Just cast whoever you think is right for the role, Marvel. You’ve done a great job for the most part so far.

    I can’t wait for this movie.

  2. He’ll be playing a walking iPhone billboard sponsored by Budweiser.

    • Really? I heard he was going to play a walking can of Budweiser that’s talking on an iPhone… can somebody from Screenrant get to the bottom of this??

  3. He could pass for Vance Astrovik, or maybe… adam warlock?

  4. and with this tweet he was fired XD

    • Lol

  5. “STARHAWK” ;)

    • He is the one who knows…

  6. NOVA

  7. I’m English so David Tennant is very well known over here but is he that big of a deal in Hollywood?

    • Not really no. Outside of Dr who fans nobody has a clue who he is.

      • exactly! what I’ve been saying since MCU posted that rumor that the admin made up. IT’S NOT A CONFIRMED RUMOR, OR EVEN A RUMOR TO DANCE AROUND..



  8. Umm, you guys, think about it. I Am
    I am Groot perhaps?

  9. I thin hell be playing groot… “I am”

    • I was just about to post that. I mean nobody got the “I am” refrence? You know like I am Groot?

      • I was thining he’d be cast as Groot just by looking at the article title before I even clicked to read it.

  10. Groot FTW.

  11. David Tennant for Rocket Raccoon please…he would be a great choice. And Im not like a huge fan of his or anything I just saw him in Fright Night and think he would be fantastic. Plus he’s kinda famous but not extremly famous so hes a perfect pick.

    • no. horrible idea. no one knows who he is outside the british community who watches DR. Who

      • Funny thing is, people in Britain are still surprised that he was in a Harry Potter movie.

        It’s not just Doctor Who fans here who know him though. Virgin Broadband commercials, quite a few TV dramas (Broadchurch being the latest), Shakespeare plays, lots of people know him outside of the geek community.

  12. He looks like Bug!

    • Oh, that would be crazy. If that were so, would I be one step closer to my dream of a Micronauts movie? :)

      • Yeah, in Phase 64.

  13. enzo cilenti is great choice to play rocket racoon in the guardians of the galaxy movies.

  14. He could be a groot motion capture like Andy serkis does gollum.

  15. Marvel has made excellent casting choices so far, so I trust them completely to chose the right actors for the right roles, whether they’re rising stars or known actors.

  16. the “I Am” in quotes appears to be that he is, in fact, Groot.

    Set, Game, Match.