Gordon-Levitt to guard the galaxy?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the list of actors competing for the Star-Lord role in Guardians Of The Galaxy, it has been reported.

The Dark Knight Rises star has been added to the mix of stars in talks for the lead role of Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) in James Gunn's Marvel comic book movie, according to Deadline.com.

Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne, Cloud Atlas' Jim Sturgess, Zero Dark Thirty's Joel Edgerton, Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston and Lee Pace, who has roles in new movies Lincoln and The Hobbit, were already revealed to be in the running.

Last month Chuck star Zachary Levi also joined the shortlist for the part of the half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians.