Marvel are rumoured to be in discussions with John C. Reilly for a major role in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Hitflix are reporting that Marvel have offered Reilly the role of Rhomann Dey, a part that would see him act as the ‘Agent Coulson’ of the Guardians movie. He would be the “human agent who serves as a go-between, keeping the Guardians in line and reporting to SHIELD about their activities”.
In addition to Reilly, Marvel are also reportedly looking at names such as Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman, and Ken Watanabe to play Dey’s peer, someone who would be his liaison for the Guardians.
No word yet from Reilly’s people, but it is hard to imagine many people turning down a prominent role in a Marvel movie.