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Karen Gillan On For Guardians Of The Galaxy
She'll be the female Big Bad

02 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Karen Gillan, Doctor Who

It’s a right old Doctor Who-adjacent news day today. With word that Matt Smith is leaving the cosy (if also infinite) confines of the TARDIS for pastures new, his most famous companion, Karen Gillan, has just scored a huge job. She’s set to become the female villain in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Yes The Girl Who Waited will now be The Girl Who Causes Big Trouble For Our Heroes in James Gunn’s ambitious, eclectic take on one of the weirder corners of the Marvel universe.

Lee Pace and Michael Rooker are already aboard as two of the nasties the Guardians will face, while Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and – assuming her deal closed – Zoe Saldana will be the protagonists, with Glenn Close and John C. Reilly also involved.

Gunn, working from a script by Nicole Perlman, Chris McCoy and more, is set to kick off shooting later this month in the UK. Guardians Of The Galaxy will reach our cinemas in August next year. For a full run down of what Guardians is all about, head here.


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No no no no no no no no no X times 10 she has an boring style to acting, 1 look on her face at all times! More

Posted by thunderclap at 01:16 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

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Posted by timkins at 14:52 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post

karen gillan
she would make a better black widow in the avengers opposed to stinky vapid scarlett johanasson!!! More

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I know I keep banging on about this but Marvel have got to cast her as....
The Collector's daughter who later becomes Michael Korvac's wife, Carina. Check this out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korvac#The_Korvac_Saga More

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Really? I mean, really? What says big bad about this woman, to me (if I can say this) she's more of a mewling quim than a villan, but, I could be wrong.. More

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