RUMOR: Karen Gillan's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mystery Villain Role Revealed
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan was reported last month to be joining the stacked ensemble cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, though her lead villain role in the James Gunn-directed film was kept under wraps. Speculation has since been rampant about who the Scottish actress might be playing, but rumor has it Gillan's character hasn't even appeared in any Marvel Comics pages, yet.
A newspaper clipping has possibly revealed that Doctor Who alum Karen Gillian is playing an angelic being in Guardians of the Galaxy who is practically new to the Marvel Universe. Check it out!
According to a Glasgow, Scotland newspaper clipping via the NeoGAF forums, Karen Gillan is playing "Angela, a flame-haired, sword-wielding, bounty hunter" in Guardians of the Galaxy. "Karen will be stunning as the chief female villain of the movie," reads a quote from the Scottish paper's supposed "Marvel insider." "But she will have her work cut out as the role involves a lot of physical workouts and with a costume as revealing, she will have to be in top shape."
Angela originally debuted in Image Comics' Spawn series, created by writer Neil Gaiman and artist Todd McFarlane. But Gaiman was confirmed in March to be returning to Marvel Comics, bringing the character with him. While her introduction to the Marvel Universe is slated for Age of Ultron later this year, Angela will appear in some issues of the relaunched Guardians of the Galaxy series. That, of course, makes the possibility of actress Karen Gillan playing the angelic bounty hunter in the film seem plausible. However, until filming commences in the U.K. later this month and the cast is officially announced, consider the claims by the newspaper another rumor. What do you think?
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, John C. Reilly, Enzo Cilenti, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan and Glenn Close with Benicio Del Toro, Guardians of the Galaxy is written & directed by James Gunn, and is set to be released in theaters on August 1, 2014.
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