Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly reportedly has been offered a role in Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, the highly anticipated space adventure directed by James Gunn.
According to HitFix, the studio wants him to play Rhomann Dey, described as an Agent Coulson-type character who will serve as a liaison between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Guardians. Comics fans may remember Rhomann Dey as the last surviving member of the intergalactic space police force Nova Corps who lands on Earth and transfers his helmet and powers to Richard Rider. This information certainly hints at the inclusion of Nova or the Nova Corps.
Opening Aug. 1, 2014, the film stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, David Bautista as Drax, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Michael Rooker as Yondu and Lee Pace as an unspecified villain who, HitFix suggests, “will eventually switch sides so he can be set up for his own spin-off film.”