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Published On: Thu, Dec 5th, 2013

‘Hobbit’ star Lee Pace discusses ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ says Ronan is a ‘psychopathic beast’

Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace will be the featured villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. While returning for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Pace discussed his role as Ronan.

Ronan the Accuser Marvel comics photo“The characters couldn’t be more different! I remember walking on set [of Guardians of the Galaxy], and I was like ‘Very un-elfy, right guys?’ [Ronan] is a real psychopathic beast,” Pace said to SciFi Now.

Pace is alluding to the contrast compared to his role as an elf in Hobbit.

Ronan the Accuser is a Kree and the son of Thanos in the Ultimate Marvel Universe (the most inspirational parts of the films thus far.) Wikipedia even notes “In the series Hunger, another version of Ronan called Ro-Nan exists an was leading an army of fellow Kree into fighting the Chitauri when both alien races encountered the entity Gah Lak Tus during battle. Ro-Nan is killed in Hunger #3.” The Chitauri were the villains in The Avengers.

“I’m having the best time playing it. I kept looking over at James Gunn when we were shooting, ‘Too much? Should I pull back?’ He’s like ‘No, more, go for it!”

The film also includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel.)

Guardians Of The Galaxy will open in theaters on August 1, 2014.

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