Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Gillan’s a Villain – Karen Cast in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Not content with being the voice of an RBS radio ad, Karen Gillan has now been cast in her most prominent, geek-friendly role since leaving Doctor Who late last year. Cast as ‘the main female villain’ in Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, she will star alongside such Hollywood names as Glenn Close (Mars Attacks), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) and, most recently announced, Benicio Del Toro (The Wolfman).

With a couple of independent films already completed, including supernatural horror Oculus alongside SF icon Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Gillan is proving that the talents she displayed as Amy Pond over four years and two and a half series of Doctor Who will continue to grace our screens for some time to come. Getting cast in a major Hollywood blockbuster like Guardians of the Galaxy, however, is recognition on a whole other scale.

The film, due out next year, is the wildest, most SF-filled entry so far in Marvel Entertainment’s ambitious series of graphic novel adaptations, and will feature more aliens and less Earth than ever before. Gillan’s exact role remains unconfirmed, but, even though she isn't going to be the twelfth Doctor (probably), speculation will be rife.



bluspacecow said...

I'm not sure if the photo depicted has any connection with her new role in Guardian's of the Galaxy.

My research shows its over two years old :

Cult_Of_Mr_Conductor said...

It's just supposed to illustrate Gillan herself. Not her character.