Glenn Close Joins ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The actress will play the leader of Nova Corps in writer-director James Gunn's Marvel Phase Two superhero ensemble.
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Glenn Close Joins ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Glenn Close joins Marvel's Guardians of the GalaxyGlenn Close is finalizing a deal to join the cast of Marvel's Phase Two ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy.

The actress will play a leading member of the Nova Corps intergalactic space patrol, although the character's identity has not been revealed. She joins a cast that includes Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Lee Pace (The Collector) and Ophelia Lovibond as one of The Collector's henchmen.

James Gunn is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris McCoy and Nicole Perlman. No production schedule has been given for this highly-anticipated superhero adventure.

Glenn Close most recently starred in Albert Nobbs and on the TV series Damages. The actress recently wrapped production on Low Down, alongside Mark Ruffalo.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014.

Sources:Deadline

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  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

    @themoviefanatic he was the elf king in the hobbit i didnt know that

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @undeadslayer4 Well, What I can tell you about him, is that he is someone who is somewhat new in movie acting. Here is his imdb.com webpage that shows what movies he has starred in > http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1195855/ .

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        @themoviefanatic ur not making a point who is he

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        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

          @themoviefanatic and who th is that

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @undeadslayer4 I am wondering about that too. My guess is that it could be an actor, who's listed on the cast list here on movieweb for Guardians of the Galaxy named Lee Pace.

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            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

              @undeadslayer4 You mean you wonder who's going to ply that role ?

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              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                @CoreyB Oh, I am sure it will be a great movie. I have no doubt about that. But, I have never heard of Chris Pratt though. I wish they would have casted someone more well know then Chris Pratt :( .

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                • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                  @themoviefanatic i wonder what rocket raccoons gonna be

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                  • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                    @themoviefanatic Zoe Saldana is great and Pratt is cool too. But I dunno man. Who knows it will probably be great and blow our socks off.

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                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                      @CoreyB Yeah, This certainly is very odd casting going on. But, not when it comes to having to do with Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana and Ophelia Lovibond being casted in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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                      • TheObserver • 2 years ago

                        @rexspinas Wow I never thought of Caviziel and I see where you're coming from and I have to agree. I read the extremis arc rately and I gotta say Caviezel would bring even more depth to the character, prehaps if Marvel was looking for a darker tone. Funny because people ( even I ) watch IM and we're like " I wanna be that guy ", Extremis is the first IM comic that I've read in a decade and let me tell you I did NOT want to be this guy.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                          @rexspinas Ah. Heh, I remember when the first picture of RDJ came out for the first movie my professor rolled his eyes at the idea of him playing a superhero. I put more thought into his past than the fact that he was playing Iron Man on the big screen and didn't have much hope for whatever portrayal was going to be given. Wish I could have seen his face 5 years ago when the movie came out

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                          • rexspinas • 2 years ago

                            @bawnian-dexeus Understandable, friend. He and Favreau took some of the most iconic traits of Stark to the silver screen is admirable fashion, and it's easy to see that he now embodies Stark for many people. Hell, Marvel is even helping RDJ with this by altering their recent run of comics to resemble him better. There's nothing wrong with viewing Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, I simply doubt many of the people who claim they've always wanted him for the role are legitimate is all.

                            @TheObserver James Caviezel came to mind while reading the comics, as a more serious, less charismatic (thus less forgiveable) Tony Stark. With Downey Jr, the audience takes everything he says with a grain of salt and we simple see he's a jerk... we don't FEEL it. Tony Stark is a narcissistic, overly ambitious, emotionally deprived billionaire, and while Downey Jr got that down pretty well in IM1, its fizzled into the character I found in Iron Man 3, which was by no means the Stark I've come to appreciate in the comics. Caviezel would have brought an ample amount of charm and suaveness to the role, but more importantly we would have found him more realistic, less relatable, and we'd probably downright hate him at times... you know, like we would Tony Stark in real life. Lol. That being said, he's not a perfect choice either. Unlike voice acting roles, it's hard t consider any live action performer perfect for their source material.

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                              @rexspinas Well, I got no say in regards to that. He made his mark with Stark and now when I read the comics all I hear when I see the words is his voice, the same way I am with Kevin Conroy with the Batman comics

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                              • the-movieghost • 2 years ago

                                Well I have to disagree with what you said @TheObserver. For me, Hemsworth IS Thor. There are no other actors that could portray him the way Hemsworth has. I'm a little less enamored with Evans' Cap, but I feel the same about him also.

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                                • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                  I know next to nothing about this comic book and adaption, I've only read one comic. As for the casting - it is an odd choice however it's the casting director that's hiring them.

                                  Gunn has some say about it however I hope it turns out well.

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                                  • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                                    Anyone else think the cast for this movie is really weird? I hope it turns out great probably like everyone else, but Close? She's a great actress, but it just seems odd...I dunno Marvel has done a great job lately so I'll trust those lil geniuses ova there.

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