Karen Gillan, a fan favorite Doctor Who companion for several seasons on the hit BBC show, has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The production is headed towards a late-June start date and will shoot on location in the U.K. with director James Gunn in charge.
The Guardians of the Galaxy casting has been in high gear with the recent casting of Glenn Close as the head of the Nova Corps. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista lead the cast of Marvel’s space adventure movie, Gillan joins Lee Pace and Michael Rooker as the villains of the piece. While her character name/role have not been revealed yet, it’s widely thought that she will play the lead female villain.
The casting so far has been very interesting, bringing in actors and actresses from some of the most successful and fan-centric franchises. The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Parks and Recreation associations will bring fans in fans from across the spectrum.
What do you think? What Marvel character is Gillan going to play?