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.

Glenn Close joins Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Glenn Close joins Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Glenn 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 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. undeadslayer4

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

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. Sean

    @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/ .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic ur not making a point who is he

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  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic and who th is that

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Sean

    @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.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Sean

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

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Sean

    @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 :( .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i wonder what rocket raccoons gonna be

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  9. CoreyB

    @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.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  10. Sean

    @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.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. TheObserver

    @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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  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @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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  13. The King of Thorns

    @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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  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @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

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. the MovieGhost

    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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  16. Writer220

    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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  17. CoreyB

    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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  18. TheObserver

    @rexspinas good point,but who did you have in mind while reading the comics.

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  19. The King of Thorns

    Not to be random, but... RDJ was never the perfect Tony Stark for me, or at least he wasn't someone I necessarily had in mind while reading the comics. A lot of people have been saying that they always pictured him to be the perfect Iron Man, and I call bullsh*t on that movement. True, it may perhaps just be a few people who got into the Iron Man mythos late and are pretending to have called a casting decision that few thought would actually pan out while the majority honestly believe he's the quintessential Stark, but the claims are happening more and more frequently as Iron Mans popularity skyrockets... funny that. Regardless of whether he was my perfect Iron Man or not, he has indeed made the role his own. When people think of Stark, they think of him. That's both a good thing and a bad thing in my humble opinion.

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  20. Cheetoboy

    All these casting announcements for other characters, but we still don't know who will be playing Rocket Raccoon and Groot yet, I still hope they get Jim Carrey for Rocket Raccoon.

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  21. ejk1

    @TheObserver But RDJ made Stark, and so it stands to reason that Hemsworth and Evans can duplicate that feat. Marvel needs to support their actors, not give them reasons to depart.

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  22. TheObserver

    @ejk1 Agreed with what you said, but lets not forget one thing, as you mentionned before it's about STARK now, it has always been. You see, in IM 3 Stark had way more screen time than iron-man. My point being, you said that Marvel needed to give the rest of the actors the necessary motivation, but I don't think Marvel has to, I'm not saying that these guyz are expandable, but for cap and Thor i could name half a dozen actors that could do the job and THATS the problem RDJ was just too perfect for tony Stark he IS tony stark but I dont think the audience considers Evan or Hemsworth like that yet. (sorry for the bad grammar im tired)

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  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 I think is more about risk than being cheap. And unfortunately Disney owns them so they might seek marketable characters to be used rather than what Marvel might have had planned out before the takeover. Hence, why the money is being stingy with Gaurdians and such. Still waiitng on DC's announcment

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  24. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus Well, I think RDJ made Stark the most valuable asset, rather than Iron Man being Marvel's top asset. Before these films, IM had nowhere near the notoriety of many other Marvel characters, such as Cap, Spider-Man, FF, X-Men, and even Punisher. RDJ made the character, and he has been deservedly rewarded. But now Marvel has to turn their attention to making the other characters just as vital. For years, I've been crushing DC on this site for its failure to give Batman any support through another hero franchise (SR, GL, and Jonah Hex all failed to varying degrees). Marvel must now take the appropriate measures to ensure that The Avengers series avoids becoming "IM and the rest." They need to give the actors the necessary motivation (i.e. show them the money), and create easily accessible and entertaining tales for the audiences to gravitate towards repeatedly. By being cheap, Marvel could easily lose its way and end up damaging its carefully cultivated project.

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  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 RDJ had the benefit of portraying thier top asset, so his figures had to be made

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  26. ejk1

    @dan1 All I know is that if they can shell out big for RDJ, and give Redford and Close their normal appearance fees, then when Hemsworth and Evans come knocking at that cash door, Marvel better open its vaults. There isn't another IM film on the horizon, so Hemsworth and Evans will be expected to do the heavy lifting in the near future.

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  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Well, aside from that, it's their way of attracting the older audience. But, I see your point

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