Box office numbers proved “Guardians of the Galaxy” had an enormous fan base when the Marvel film became the highest-grossing domestic production of the year, and surprisingly, Al Pacino is among the vast pool of supporters. During the 71st Venice Film Festival, the 74-year-old actor called “Guardians”, “the most entertaining, inventive, beautiful film.” In a follow up interview with Deadline, Pacino went as far as entertaining the idea of starring in the sequel.
Pacino admits he reluctantly saw the movie with his children and was delightfully astonished with the quality. Pacino said, “It was not something I would readily go see, but my kids got me to go, and one has to draw the line at where prejudice starts and where it ends — that was good stuff!” Unable to deny the impressive draw, he gushed, “I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It had Shakespearian feeling to it at times. I was caught up in the big screen, the great sound…”
When fans caught wind that Pacino enjoyed the film, a certain buzz began over the contemplation of the actor joining the cast for the sequel. When asked about the possibility, Pacino said, “I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible.” With a wink, he told Deadline, You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. I mean, what can I say?”
As one of the greatest actors in all of film history, Pacino is known for his successful portrayal of mobster characters. The talented star played Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” along with “The Godfather: A Novel for Television” for a mini-television series. In 1983, Pacino took on the role of Tony Montana in “Scarface.” While he has collected several Academy Awards nominations over the years, the actor took home the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his work in 1992’s “Scent of a Woman.”
While the plot or cast lineup for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” has yet to be unveiled, the highly-anticipated sequel is tagged with a July 28th, 2017 release date. If director James Gunn were able to work Pacino into the script, what type of character would you like to see him portray? Take to the comment section to weigh in!