Marvel want Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey for Guardians of the Galaxy

Comic pair could be in line for comic book adaptation, according to reports

Marvel is reportedly circling Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey for the forthcoming screen adaptation of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

It's not known whether the film arm of the infamous comic book publisher is looking to cast both actors, but Latino Review – which has scooped a number of Marvel exclusives in the past – reckons that the 'availability' of Sandler and Carrey is being scrutinised.

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Guardians... Marvel seeking Carrey and Sandled (Copyright: Marvel)

They join a raft of talent being assessed for roles in the film of the leftfield comic which is being directed by James Gunn, who helmed the darkly amusing 'Super'.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is among those said to be up for the lead role of Peter Quill, aka 'Star-Lord', an intergalactic combat strategist, along with 'Cloud Atlas' star Jim Sturgess, Zachary Levi from 'Chuck', Jack Huston from 'Boardwalk Empire', and Joel Edgerton from 'Warrior'.

Meanwhile, the comic book has potentially comedic, most likely motion-capture roles suitable for either a Carrey or a Sandler, including that of Rocket Raccoon, an anthropomorphic alien raccoon with a laser blaster, or Groot, a giant alien tree creature.

The film is due for Summer 2014.