Confirmed: John C. Reilly WILL be the leader of the Nova Corps in Guardians

We can finally put the rumors to rest. Guardians of the Galaxy has cast its Rhomann Dey. As suspected, Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly landed the part.  He'll play the leader of the Nova Corps in the superhero film. Rhomann has a tragic history ultimately caused by the warlord Zorr. Zorr massacred many of the citizens of Rhomann's home planet Xandar, including his family.

Rhomann was driven by vengeance and made it his mission to chase Zorr to the ends of space. Some of Rhomann's powers include superhuman strength, flight, endurance and resistance. Reilly's a talented actor, and we're interested to see if he can pull this off.

Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace and Michael Rooker. The film is directed by James Gunn and opens in theaters Aug. 1, 2014.



(via Deadline)