Jim Carrey Denies Rumored Involvement with Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Along with highly anticipated sequels to their Iron Man, Thor and Captain America film franchises, Marvel Studios is prepping to release the sci-fi actioner Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters August 1st, 2014.

Even the 31st Century needs heroes, and the call has been answered by the Guardians of the Galaxy -- Drax The Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos; Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien inter-galactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin -- a team of superhuman and extraterrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people.

James Gunn (Super) will direct Guardians of the Galaxy and also re-write the script which was originally put together by Nicole Perlman and Chris McCoyas. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty) was recently cast for the lead role of Peter Quill, the son of a human mother and alien father who will come to assume the mantle of Star-Lord.

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Last month it was reported by Latino Review that Jim Carrey (Kick-Ass 2) and Adam Sandler (That's My Boy) were in contention for a role in Guardians of the Galaxy. While promoting his new film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone at the SXSW film festival, Carrey was asked to comment on his rumored involvement in the film: "[I've] never heard of it, honest to God. There’s a whole world [of rumors] out there created on its own."

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will release Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Solider, set for release on April 4th, 2014 and The Avengers sequel -- which will cap off Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- on May 1st, 2015.