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Lee Pace Cast as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Villain, Whoever That Ends Up Being

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It looks like Breaking Dawn and The Hobbit co-star Lee Pace is keeping on with his recent "make a ton of money doing franchises" plan, as the actor is reportedly in final talks to play the villain of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. According to TheWrap, the identity of the villain is still being kept quiet--and, to be honest, we probably wouldn't really know the guy anyway--but we do know he'll be facing an eclectic group that includes Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, pro-wrestler Batista's Drax, Michael Rooker's Yondu, and an anthropomorphic space raccoon to possibly be voiced by Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. Lucky for Pace, he knows how to handle a talking mammal. With an outrageously-zany surf competition:

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