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StCoop June 1 2013 03:08 AM

Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...marvels-561293

Wow. Puts Matt Smith's little movie to shame.

You know, while I never warmed to Amy Pond I've always had the feeling that Gillan was headed for big things.

Allyn Gibson June 1 2013 03:32 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
Lead female villain. Hmm.

If this is feeding into Avengers 2 and Thanos, she could be playing Death.

auntiehill June 1 2013 03:33 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
Good for her. I'm glad to see her getting film roles.

Klaus June 1 2013 03:56 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
Well my interest in seeing this movie just increased a lot...

Emh June 1 2013 05:26 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
I have to say my interest in Guardians of the Galaxy has skyrocketed in just the last few days between this news and the news of Glenn Close's casting. I had very little interest in the film because I barely even heard of the characters, let alone ever read any of their stories.

Kestrel June 1 2013 05:54 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
^ Totally agreed. This is... pretty damned awesome news. And oh man, if she's Death (wild speculation, true), that's just fantastic.

Also, this means we've now had two Doctor Who leads cast as leading Marvel villains.

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StCoop wrote: (Post 8183767)
Wow. Puts Matt Smith's little movie to shame.

I'd just be happy for both of them, personally.

Samurai8472 June 1 2013 06:23 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
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StCoop wrote: (Post 8183767)
Wow. Puts Matt Smith's little movie to shame.


First his friend Andrew Garfield lands the role of Spider-man and now his former co-star is a villain in a highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster.

Everyone is at different stages but yeah his little semi independent movie is miniscule


Not to mention Karen's been in Hollywood for what 8 to 10 months?

Anwar June 1 2013 07:33 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
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Kestrel wrote: (Post 8184310)
Also, this means we've now had two Doctor Who leads cast as leading Marvel villains.

Aside from Gillan, whose the other DW lead as a marvel villain?

Guy Gardener June 1 2013 08:16 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
Gamora, Thanos' (adopted)'daughter, the most dangerous woman in the universe, is taken.

Captain Marvel(Aka Quasar) is the lesbian lover of Moon Dragon, a bald telepath are both key figures previously but not in the current line up.

I'd laugh if she played Groot who is a massive sentient tree.

Mantis, again a plant, but a Hippy plant in danger of smoking herself, monk(nun?) kung fu alien hottie.

oh Shit.

IMdb has Yondu listed which is the classic team form the 70s, which opens up Karens possible role completely unless she's just Starlords crying human wife back on earth who needs to be saved...

Neblua? Evil space Tyrant criminal who Thanos the nihilist death worshipper was not happy about hearing that she had been lying for years to any one who would listen that she was his biological daughter. After they beat each other up, the Mad Titan used the Infinity Gauntlet to adjust time so that he had fathered her after all.

NIkki is a joke. The flaming hair is cool?

Starhawk is a possibility? That's a husband and wife genderbending sharing abody and ultimate power.

I wonder if karen is going to use her real accent?

The Mirrorball Man June 1 2013 09:11 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
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Emh wrote: (Post 8184274)
I had very little interest in the film because I barely even heard of the characters, let alone ever reading any of their stories.

Really? I'm a bit tired of seeing big-budget versions of comic book stories I read as a kid, to be honest. I'd rather see something new, or in this case, something new to me.

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Samurai8472 wrote: (Post 8184382)
Everyone is at different stages but yeah his little semi independent movie is miniscule

I don't think it has anything to do with people "being at different stages", because that would imply that every actor's dream, every actor's motivation is to "make it big", to become popular and to star in summer blockbusters. In my experience, this is patently false and I find it quite alarming that so many people can't imagine that anyone would be motivated by anything else than fame and money. I think most actors are into their line of work because they enjoy acting and want to play a wide variety of roles and be challenged in their craft. Yes, they want to make a living, but I'd say that most of them would pick Matt Smith's "minuscule" movie over Karen Gillan's popcorn flick.

Emh June 1 2013 10:48 AM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
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Anwar wrote: (Post 8184541)
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Kestrel wrote: (Post 8184310)
Also, this means we've now had two Doctor Who leads cast as leading Marvel villains.

Aside from Gillan, whose the other DW lead as a marvel villain?

Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World.

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The Mirrorball Man wrote: (Post 8184742)
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Emh wrote: (Post 8184274)
I had very little interest in the film because I barely even heard of the characters, let alone ever reading any of their stories.

Really? I'm a bit tired of seeing big-budget versions of comic book stories I read as a kid, to be honest. I'd rather see something new, or in this case, something new to me.

Honestly, part of the reason I wasn't interested was because the premise sounded silly.

In retrospect, I realize how absurd that is. All of the Marvel franchises are a bit silly in premise.

The Wormhole June 1 2013 01:59 PM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
This movie had me interested since I first heard of the premise. This news raises my interest.

StCoop June 1 2013 04:01 PM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
Since it's looking like the villians in the film will actually be the original GOTG* (who just to confuse you non-comics fans, actually come from the 31st century) I'd say that this is who she's playing:

http://marvel.com/universe/Nikki


*There was a story recently that there were plans to spin Lee Pace's character off into his own film, which wouldn't make much sense if he was only a villian but would if he was a mind-controlled Vance Astro.

Nerys Myk June 1 2013 04:02 PM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
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Guy Gardener wrote: (Post 8184640)
Captain Marvel(Aka Quasar) is the lesbian lover of Moon Dragon, a bald telepath are both key figures previously but not in the current line up.

Is she one of Mar-vell's seemingly endless stream of kids?



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Mantis, again a plant, but a Hippy plant in danger of smoking herself, monk(nun?) kung fu alien hottie.
I thought she was just married to a plant. (not that there's anything wrong with that)


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NIkki is a joke. The flaming hair is cool?
Well, Karen is a redhead.

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I wonder if karen is going to use her real accent?
A lot of planets have a Scotland.

Ryva Brall June 1 2013 04:26 PM

Re: Karen Gillan cast as one of the leads in Guardians Of The Galaxy
 
When I first saw Karen Gillan on DW, I was unimpressed with her acting skills. It's like she had only two facial expressions: wide-eyed, and wide-eyed and pouty. But she definitely got better as the series went on. She was actually very good in "The Impossible Astronaut". I'm interested to see how she does in "Guardians".

She can't be any worse than January Jones as Emma Frost. *gags*


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