Yet more news from the world of Marvel Studios, this time concerning another update on who will be appearing in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. With the major players already cast, it’s down to the seconds and thirds. So when I heard that an actual actress – Glenn Close – was in talks to be cast, I was a bit dumbfounded.
So what’s she going to be doing in the Guardians world? Rumors say that Close will be playing the role of some sort of liaison for the Guardians team. Or, as Deadline so eloquently describes it:
…a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space patrol…
…the closest thing to the one that Samuel L. Jackson plays in Marvel’s Avengers movie.
Rumors also say that John C. Reilly is up for a similar role, so whether there will be one or two acting as go-between for Earth remains to be seen. The film begins shooting in just a few weeks, so no doubt we’ll hear more about what’s going on once it starts up.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.