'Guardians of the Galaxy 2:' Lee Pace Wants To Come Back As Ronan

Remember Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy? The villain who - spoiler alert - is vaporized at the end of the film. Lee Pace wants to bring him back sometime in the future. Although turning to dust is a permanent thing in the real world, comic books are known for character resurrections.

Lee Pace sat down with IGN to promote his TV show Halt and Catch Fire and the Blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy. When asked if he would like to reprise his role, Pace became thrilled with the idea.

"I love the character. I'd love to play him again! Who knows!?!"
The death of a major character is quite rare in the Marvel galaxy, villain or otherwise. Although most make a hasty escape, resurrection is always a possibility.

Pace later admitted that if James Gunn had any intention of bringing back Ronan for a Guardians sequel, he'd be the last person to know. Pace, who also played elven lord Thranduil in The Hobbit movie series, was happy to play such an interesting villain in Guardians of the Galaxy.

"I loved that film. I was so proud to be a part of that whole fun moment. I found the character very, very interesting, exceptionally, and in playing him -- this kind of charismatic space terrorist. The idea is fascinating. I had to kind of crack the way the character thought. For me, I think he's doing what's right for his people. He's going to right a wrong. He's annihilating the weak in favor of the strong. That's a different set of values, and he's fighting for them."
One way or another, Guardians of the Galaxy fans will get more Ronan. The blue villain told IGN the Blu-ray will feature deleted scenes from the Dark Aster, which will give more context to the relationship between Ronan, Nebula, and Gamora.

If Ronan the Accuser did return, he'd be joined by villainous ally Nebula. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Guardians of the Galaxy creator Jame Gunn has big plans for Nebula in the movie's sequel.

"I have so many plans for Nebula. I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula."
Could one of those plans be a reunion Ronan? In Marvel, anything is possible.

In other Guardians news, the movie was nominated for Oscars for both visual effects and makeup and hairstyling. According to the Hollywood Reporter, director James Gunn was disappointed that they didn't pick up nominations for sound effects, and costume and production design, but his biggest frustration was that the Oscars failed to recognize the LEGO Movie for any category.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will debut May 5, 2017, in the meantime, enjoy a clip from the gag reel featured below.

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