Deadline is reporting that Marvel Studios has begun the process of creating the short list of who they would like to cast as Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians of The Galaxy for the upcoming film.

Here is the confirmed list of actors up for the role:
Zero Dark Thirty‘s Joel Edgerton, Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, Cloud Atlas‘ Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace (who has roles in both Lincoln and The Hobbit), and Eddie Redmayne from Les Miserables.

Here are the additional names that are being rumored, but not confirmed as of yet.
– Garrett Hedlund
– James Marsden

“A U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.”

Source: Deadline