UPDATE: New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Tidbits; Glenn Close, Nebula And Post-Production

As Karen Gillan characterizes Nebula and Glenn Close talks vaguely about filming, director James Gunn implies he's using celluloid film, while also boasting performances by his actors. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 10/2/2013


Since wrapping up filming for Guardians of the Galaxy last week, Karen Gillan has been out and about promoting her new film Not Another Happy Ending. And speaking with Red Carpet News TV yesterday, the Scottish actress described her space pirate Nebula as "a bald sadist with bionic limbs and an American accent." The shaved head gave it way, but Nebula having bionic arm(s) and an artificial left eye (as seen in the leaked trailer) further indicate that her depiction in the film emulates the character after she was injured by Thanos' brother, Starfox, and then converted into a cyborg by Doctor Mandibus in the comics. Her injuries might be explained differently in the movie.

Glenn Close stated during an August interview, prior to filming scenes for Guardians of the Galaxy, that she signed on for the Nova Prime role because it would afford her to go do the independent films that she loves. But since then, the six-time Academy Award-nominated actress has filmed her scenes and seemingly had a good time: "I've always wanted to be in one of those movies," Close told a crowd last weekend at the College of William & Mary College, via The Virginian-Pilot. "That's what I'm looking for. I want every role to be something entirely different," she added.

UPDATE: Guard the Galaxy, a 'fan blog' devoted to Marvel Studios' upcoming adaptation, has discovered two minor but intriguing additions to the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. According to American Actors UK, English actress Laura Haddock will apparently play Meredith Quill, mother of Chris Pratt's Peter Quill. And a Janis Ahern will play Meredith's mother in the movie. This casting likely proves that we'll see Star-Lord's origins in Guardians of the Galaxy, to a certain extent, which isn't too surprising. In the comics, when Peter was eleven, aliens came to Earth and killed Meredith.

As for filming, Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn has hinted that he's shooting the space epic adaptation on film, as opposed to being shot digitally. "Holy shit. We shot 63,000 feet of film Saturday. 11 1/2 hours of film. One scene. We're in for some long dailies tonight!" the director tweeted last week. Could this mean Guardians will be Marvel Studios' first movie to abandon the digital format? Possibly. Concerning filming's current status, Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt posted hours ago on Twitter that "Today we are about 92% complete with principal photography on [Guardians of the Galaxy]," hinting that seven days of filming remain for the Marvel production.

With Guardians nearing its post-production, James Gunn further noted that the remainder of the film's editing, of which Django Unchained and Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 editors Fred Raskin and Hughes Winborne are in charge, will soon move from the U.K. to the .U.S. "We shoot for a couple weeks in England. Then I take a very short break. And then I come back to L.A.," the director posted Sunday on his Spring.me. With Guardians of the Galaxy soon vacating England's Shepperton Studios, set prep for The Avengers: Age of Ultron should be getting underway very soon if it hasn't already. Anyhow, for more Guardians of the Galaxy tidbits, take a scroll below! What do you think?






























“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for August 1, 2014!
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Jollem - 10/2/2013, 4:19 PM
props on the greg and tim pic
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:21 PM
I just my shit my pants when I see this movie. Glad you're keeping ontop of the GotG stuff DCMF, much appreciated, man!
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:22 PM
*might shit*
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:24 PM
Still wondering who his brother is playing... I have no idea right now. I thought it'd be Ship.
ATrueHero1987 - 10/2/2013, 4:24 PM
Here's hoping that the teaser will be with Thor: TDW
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 4:25 PM
Man I can't wait!

Cooper
Saldana
Pratt
Diesel
Bautista
Close
Gillian
Gunn
Reilly=ONE HELL OF A CAST.
MrReese - 10/2/2013, 4:26 PM
teaser or gtfo
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 4:27 PM
^How the [frick] could I forget pace, rooker, djimon, and Toro?!
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 4:28 PM
mrcbm-cause they are so fricking many of them!!
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 4:29 PM
i wish they dont announce a teaser before thor ,but when we go into the theater and the teaser is shown,SHAT PANTS EVERYWHERE!!
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:37 PM
Cast:

Chris Pratt: Star Lord
Dave Bautista: Drax the Destroyer
Zoe Saldana: Gamora
Bradley Cooper: Rocket Raccoon
Vin Diesel: Groot
John C. Reilly: Rhomann Dey
Lee Pace: Ronan the Accuser
Karen Gillan: Nebula
Glenn Close: Nova Prime
Djimon Hounsou: Korath the Pursuer
Michael Rooker: Yondu
Guillermo Del Toro: The Collector
Jaohn Gunn: Unspecified
Ophelia Lovibond: Unspecified
Peter Serafinowicz: Nova Corps Officer

Directed by James Gunn and approved by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning... Win is too weak a word.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:38 PM
John*
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 4:42 PM
oh man, now i want guillermo del toro as the collector,haha
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:43 PM
I'm tired leave me alone, lol
ALegendaryPanda - 10/2/2013, 4:44 PM
This is probably gonna be the best and most unique Marvel movie ever made!
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:47 PM
But in relation to John Gunn's role, I speculate either High Evolutionary, Ship, Zak-Del (Later Wraith), Vance Astro and most recently, the Kree Supreme Intelligence. Either as a voice or the actual head.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:48 PM
In fact, [frick] it! John Gunn IS the Kree Supreme Intelligence.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 4:49 PM
I'm off to write a speculation article.
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 5:04 PM
James Gunn is Cosmo. Lmao I kid. But...I reckon he might be ADAM WARLOCK.

*shivers*
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 5:04 PM
^not James, John.
McNyagano - 10/2/2013, 5:05 PM
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 5:05 PM
james gunn is the director,sean gunn is his brother and acting in the film
CharlesLord - 10/2/2013, 5:12 PM
Im so [frick]in excited for this. And I bet High Evolutionary is gonna pop up too. Did mayimbe ever "confirm" that we were getting Warlock? I mean I naturally expect him to be in it but still
Omarvls - 10/2/2013, 5:13 PM
Top 3 movies most anticipated

3. Age of Ultron
2. Batman vs Superman
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
MightyZeus - 10/2/2013, 5:23 PM
Thanks for the article. I appreciate it. I cant believe that GOTG is almost finished with filming. I'm anticipated to see a trailer for the film.
marvel72 - 10/2/2013, 5:24 PM
guardians of the galaxy has got to be huge hit,i'd say $500,000,000 to see a sequel & of course more marvel cosmic characters & teams.

the inhumans will be next.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 5:25 PM
Okay, corrections include, Sean not John and Benicio not Guillermo
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 5:27 PM
Ezio

I could've [frick]ing swore I put Sean. [frick]ing autocorrect.

Anyways, Star lord origin? I'm down.
MrCBM56 - 10/2/2013, 5:28 PM
Unlike a lot of news about up coming movies on this site, GOTG is the one I see with the least hate. That's really surprising.
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 5:32 PM
i know,since the whole too much humor controversy that this site has had since iron man 3,i thought guardians would be hated upon because it looks to be the most comedic out of the marvel studios films.
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 5:35 PM
man,stars lord mom is hot and on the satrz show davincis demons created by david s goyer,ita historical fantasy action adventure show about leonardo da vinci,i recommend it.very good and very fun.
ATrueHero1987 - 10/2/2013, 5:39 PM
@MP79 Inhumanity is being written by Matt Fraction
Demongod20 - 10/2/2013, 5:40 PM
OMG i didn't know Starfox was Thanos' brother.:O
MANDREW22 - 10/2/2013, 5:40 PM
Was it just me or does Harley, the kid from Iron Man 3, seem to have some sort of connection with Guardians of the Galaxy. The phrase "My dad went into town for some scratchers, but he must of won because he's been gone for 6 years". I think that is supposed to reference someone
Omarvls - 10/2/2013, 5:47 PM
The only thing that worries me about this film is my own anticipation for it, the last time I was like this was for the Phantom Menace and Matrix Reloded and I was disappointed in both
Omarvls - 10/2/2013, 5:50 PM

"flying spaceships ! Massive attack
WOW sounds Like Star Wars
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 5:50 PM
omarvls-i am trying not to get myself too hyped
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 5:52 PM
star lords mom had a minor role in captain america as one of the girls steve autographs for.
ElmoTheThird - 10/2/2013, 5:56 PM
@ezio619 holy shit! That's true! Hope they show her with her autograph from Cap in the movie.
ezio619 - 10/2/2013, 6:02 PM
i think marvel in terms of casting has been spot on imo, robert downey jr as tony stark,awesome,chris hemsworth as thor,he has the presence,charisma and the right deep voice for thor,chris evans is great for cap,he captures the humble good natured never give up attitutde of cap and even the leadership skills of cap,i was impressed by that in avengers,i liked both ed norton and ruffalo as hulk, scarjo has grown on me and renner even though mindcontrolled in avengers,had the good attitude for clint
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