John C. Reilly has reportedly been offered the role of Rhomann Dey in the upcoming Marvel comics adaptation “Guardians of the Galaxy” says Hitfix.
The character in the James Gunn-directed film is said to be the “Agent Coulson of the ‘Guardians’ movies,” a human agent who serves as a go-between with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency.
This is quite different from the comic character, described as an alien centurion in the Nova Corps.
There’s also reports that Marvel is interested in either Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman or Ken Watanabe to fill in an additional role which serves as a colleague of the Dey character.
How much of this pans out, we’ll see.