The Promised Land writer, producer and star has become the latest actor rumoured to be in the running for the role of Star-Lord.
Old Spice advert star Isaiah Mustafa, Brian Patrick Wade and former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista are in the running for the role of Drax the Destroyer, ComicBookMovie reports.
Drax is Arthur Douglas, a man mortally injured when a spacecraft collides with his car. He is resurrected as the green-skinned warrior created with the sole purpose of destroying Thanos, the secret villain revealed at the end of Joss Whedon's Avengers.
This is the first casting rumour that has been reported for the role.
Numerous actors have been connected to the part of Star-Lord, the latest being Joseph Gordon-Levitt and former Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on August 1, 2014.