Actor Lee Pace’s role as Ronan the Accuser, the main villain in Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has been kept to the shadows in the trailers so far – only the briefest of glimpses have been offered of the tall, armored alien leader.
Pace himself is barely recognisable, covered in head to toe armor, whilst his face is plastered in dark ceremonial paint. Speaking with Heat Vision, Pace discussed real world comparisons to his character and how he portrayed a being of pure evil:
“He’s like Osama Bin Laden – he’s like a religious fanatic… I’ve never played a character like Ronan before. I like a bombastic villain, and that’s what I had a good time doing. It was the most fun playing this character… I was stronger than I’ve ever been, doing all this training, and the character is just a beast. He’s just so evil.
At first when I started working on him, I was thinking, ‘We’ve seen so many great performances of villains by very talented actors in superhero movies. I’ve got to find something relatable about this guy.’
But the more I played him, the more fun I had with just being evil. [Laughs] Evil, evil, evil. He’s an alien – there’s no kind of human rules. There’s nothing to relate to, actually. It just became, like, the more dark I could conceive of him, the more I understood him.”