Glenn Close Ready To Return As 'Nova Prime' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel

The acting heavyweight explains why she joined Marvel's latest cinematic outing, which has pulled in $94 million for its opening weekend, and also comments on reprising Nova Prime in the sequel.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/4/2014
Last year, one of the most unexpected casting announcements for Guardians of the Galaxy was certainly acting veteran Glenn Close, who is now part of the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nova Prime Irani Rael. Speaking with USA Today about her supporting role in the film, the six-time Academy Award-nominated actress says she likes to think that anything's possible. "It reminded me of the original Star Wars in that it introduced this great cast but it also had this offhand 'We don't take ourselves so seriously' aspect of it," she said. "You don't only get introduced into this wonderful world that has a look all unto its own, but the characters make you laugh. You feel some sort of empathy toward them, and people love that and want it." Glenn Close says she especially loved the sci-fi aspect filming Guardians and being informed by director James Gunn to imagine a holographic battle scene taking place before her. "It's like what we used to do when we were kids: Let's pretend," she says. "For me with acting, I take it to its basic: It's literally playing. Even in the darkest thing, you have to know how to play as an actor and an artist. These movies really bring that out in people."

Glenn Close then admits that, due to her many serious roles of late, she is not offered fun roles like Nova Prime very often, so she does remain open to them when they come around. "I just have to let people know that I always have been up for anything. I love to do stuff that's different. That's what I love," says the actress. Later during the interview, Close also admits that, with Nova Prime's dark eyes and red lipstick, she was worried she'd look too much like her 101 Dalmatians character Cruella De Vil. However, she was quite fond of her Marvel character's specially designed wig which reminded her of Saturn's rings. "It's so out there, I don't know if people will like this one, but it's really great," she says of the hairdo. "Now I've really bought into it. This is a great sculpture, a whimsy on my head. I like to think that Nova Prime has that in her, and hopefully we'll be able to see that in the future." Speaking of the future, which will see James Gunn's sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy  release on July 28, 2017,  Glenn Close reveals she's game to reprise her role. "When you play a character who they love and are amused by," she says, "hopefully they'll see more of you. Especially at this point in my career, it's fantastic. To be in the beginning of literally a whole new universe for people is really fun." What do you think?




Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014
Source: USA Today
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batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:25 PM
Prick...
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:27 PM
i hope she gets more.. this was a minor part but i bought the authority she brought to the role
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:28 PM
" well.i dont believe that anyone is a 100 percent dick, ma'am"
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:30 PM
i liked the 50s-60s pulp scifi vibe going on with the Nova Corps..but i hope we get the superpowered Novas in the future
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:31 PM
Wonder if Prime will meet Pym LOL...



AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:31 PM
Bring everybody back and add more characters. Cosmo, Adam Warlock, Thanos, The Collector, etc. all need bigger roles. Get the Guardians of the Galaxy some uniforms too!

Quasar, Moondragon, Martyr, and Nova would be cool too.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:32 PM
it seems that the Guardians are Nova Corp sanctioned now which is pretty cool
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:33 PM
Ezio, I think the power-stone will be used to rebuild the Nova Corp...we'll get the various levels now, imo....



GamerKT - 8/4/2014, 5:34 PM
Quasar and Martyr are the same character.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:34 PM
i still cant believe we have actors like Robert Redford in a 70s political thriller Captain America film..Glenn Close in a quirky space adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy and Michael Douglas in a superhero heist film in Ant Man
Chcl - 8/4/2014, 5:34 PM
I love Glenn Close *-*
dellamorte1872 - 8/4/2014, 5:34 PM
I thought the corps were underutilized, underpowered, and under appreciated
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:37 PM
also..i wish we would have had John C Reillys character do more heroic things..maybe hewas one of the people who flew with the Nova Corps and did something heroic..i did like the everyman aspect to him and how he was a beat cop
DrKinsolving - 8/4/2014, 5:37 PM
Cool, GOTG rocked
NovaCorpsFan - 8/4/2014, 5:37 PM
GamerKT
That's where you're wrong, Wendell Vaughn was the original Quasar.
AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:37 PM
@GamerKT
Okay, Wendell Vaughn and Phyla-Vell.
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:38 PM
They didn't mention the Worldmind, did they? Think the Power-stone will take it's place as their source of power and help them rebuild...
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:38 PM
i think we need a Nova movie to flesh out the Nova Corps more.
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:39 PM
Also, is it normal I was thinking how much I'd like to [frick] Gamora the entire movie (or at least scenes she was in ;P
SuperCat - 8/4/2014, 5:39 PM
She likes it. I think she likes it.
AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:40 PM
@NovaCorpsFan
I think he know, he just wanted me to be more specific.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:42 PM
also i loved the scene in which Rocket, Groot and Gamora are going after Quill and the orb on Xandar
jvbaessa - 8/4/2014, 5:42 PM
Glenn Close is such a diva. She's awesome, and can play everything and be great in the character. I hope we'll see her in the next GotG movie.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:42 PM
batz-i was thinking about Nebula
AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:43 PM
@batz11
He childlike innocence to Peter's brash, human personality turned me on. Her voice was so sexy too. Zoe Saldana did a good job of making me think I was seeing a version of Gamora. Instead of just seeing Zoe Saldana act.
AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:45 PM
Gamora and Nebula were both really sexy.
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:45 PM
Yep, well said AL, her eyes did it for me and her ass...Ezio, she was also crossing my mind, dat ass...or dem asses...
FordEl - 8/4/2014, 5:46 PM
Comedy this funny that. Why is everyone so obsessed with comedy? Its not a requirement at all for a movie to be good.
CookieKid247 - 8/4/2014, 5:47 PM
But will we get Nova and more The Collector?
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:47 PM
though them kinda combining their ships and making like a energy barrier/ net was really coool
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:47 PM


When I got home, this turned into an amazing scene in my head...hint, they didn't fight...
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:48 PM
FORDEl-yeah sure but its a big part of this film and it was funny to alot of people
DaVinci31 - 8/4/2014, 5:50 PM
Good for her!

Even though I feel as if most of her scenes were cut (and understandably so), I believe she did a great job in what scenes her character did have in the film.

As for the sequel, I wouldn't mind seeing her suit up, the MCU needs some wiser experienced superheroes, anyway (not a jab).

AlexanderLykins - 8/4/2014, 5:51 PM
@batz11
The escapism that Zoe and Karen offered in their roles was a thing of beauty.

When Nebula was ready to join Ronan and kill Thanos, it completely turned me on. She's so deliciously evil. W

While Gamora is so caring. Lie the scene when she begs Yondu to spare Quill and save Xandar, you could hear the emotion in her voice. That did something to me as well.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 5:51 PM
also i found it interesting that the weird monks in the Dark Aster were its pilots and kind of its engines
NovaCorpsFan - 8/4/2014, 5:51 PM
@FordEl
Neither is realism.
Pheezmatic - 8/4/2014, 5:51 PM
mmmm dat ass
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 5:52 PM
overhyped? yeah, 94 million overhyped lol
Pheezmatic - 8/4/2014, 5:52 PM
Yo what happened to that nude scene with gamora that they teased us with in the trailer???



i guess we'll have to wait till the dvd for that one :(
Pheezmatic - 8/4/2014, 5:52 PM
over hype deez nutz!
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