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Apparently the best way to break into Hollywood these days if you’re a British actor is to play a villain in a major studio movie. Hey, it worked for Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch, so why not Karen Gillan, too? Granted, when you think movie villain you don’t necessarily think “spunky redhead that time-traveled with Doctor Who for a few years”, but then maybe you just need to expand your concept of villainy, eh?
In any case, it looks like Doctor Who’s erstwhile companion will be joining the cast of James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Gillan will be playing, we’re told, the film’s “lead female villain”.
Now, does that mean she’s the film’s main villain, or just the lead female villain? Hard to tell, but I’m going to guess it’s more the latter than the former. I could be wrong, of course. It has been known to happen.
Gillan will be joining Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista as members of the aforementioned Guardians of the Galaxy. The cast will also include Lee Pace and Michael Rooker playing the film’s other villains. Which, once again, makes me think Gillan isn’t the main villain, just the female villain. Since Rooker’s Yondu is expected to be a space pirate, does that make Gillan one of his crewmembers? The sassy redhead formerly known as Amy Pond could certainly do space bad girl.
James Gunn will direct the film, set to shoot in the UK later this month. Besides Gillan, Glenn Close was also recently cast, along with John C. Reilly.
The Guardians assemble next year August 1, 2014.
Via : THR