According to MTV News on Friday, "The Hobbit's" Lee Pace, who will be playing the villain Ronan the Accuser in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy", is not entirely sure what to make of the film. To Pace, it's a film rather bizarre that attributes to his lack of knowledge or may be a bit confused as to what the film will be like.
Since there's a whole new ensemble of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there exploring the comic book movies perhaps for the first time starting with "Iron Man" starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in 2008, movie goers may be unfamiliar with such an obscure set of characters. Ronan the Accuser may be one of them and to clarify he is the right hand man to Thanos in the comic book world and chances are this could be the same situation.
That being said, actor Josh Brolin has been cast to voice the character of Thanos and in comic book lore, Ronan the Accuser is a rather powerful Kree warrior and had enlisted among his race as part of the Public Accuser Corps who his the main enforcement entity for the Kree Empire.
Pace describes the character as rather indescribable as he attributes it to a "complete act of imagination." Considering that he played Thranduil in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", for those that had seen his performance there, it's no wonder Gunn decided on choosing Pace.
"It’s a complete kind of act of imagination. But in the hands of James Gunn, I’m such a fan of his movies. So it’s very much a creation of his and I found myself being like, ‘Alright, let’s do it. You tell me what you’re into here."
"Guardians of the Galaxy" stars "Parks and Recreation's" Chris Pratt as he portrays the cocky thief Peter Quill as he's in hot pursuit by Ronan. Thanos is likely to be in pursuit of something more coveted as two artifacts have already been accounted for and one by The Collector at the end of "Thor: The Dark World."
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is scheduled to be released Aug. 1.