“So here we are, a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac”
An all new television trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy hit the small screen yesterday, and the film’s antagonist made an up close appearance. Ronan the Accuser can be seen is all his psychotic glory, pointing and firing his weapon at someone…we don’t know who, yet.
Ronan the Accuser is played by Lee Pace, who portrays Thranduil the Elven King in Perter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, and is currently starring in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire as Joe MacMillan. At the Guardians of the Galaxy Press Conference during last year’s San Diego Comic-con, Pace had this to say about his new role as a comic book turned movie super-villain:
“He’s been around since 1967, in Fantastic Four number 65, so there’s a lot of stories that I’ve been able to research. I’m just really excited to make a villain that is complicated and that there’s a core of him that you can find something that you understand, you know? I don’t know, he’s pretty bad though He’s a bad dude.”
During an interview with Click, in October of 2013, Pace described what it’s like to take on the role of Ronan.
“He’s a F**king psycho! He’s a real monster! I’ve had the best time playing this character. I’m glad it’s all on film and I never thought I could be so nuts in it!”
“James Gunn is just putting together a phenomenal movie and I’ve had the best time working with him on it. And yea we’ve made a monster of an alien!”
Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st.
I am a huge fan of Lee Pace. I remember liking his acting as far back as 2007, with ‘Pushing Daisies’, and as a huge Tolkien geek, I have more than enjoyed Pace in the role of the Elven King, Thranduil.
Admittedly, I don’t know much about the Guardians of the Galaxy, they weren’t my particular cup of tea, but all of the trailers thus far, have definitely piqued my interests. After doing much research into the character of Ronan the Accuser, I feel like he will be one of those bad-guy type characters, that will quickly become a fan favorite, much like Loki from Thor, and the Avengers movies.
Are you excited for Guardians of the Galaxy? If you are a fan of the comics, do you think Lee Pace can be a great Ronan the Accuser? Let me know in the comments section below.