Doctor Who News Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

Published on June 1st, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Karen Gillan Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy!

The post-Doctor Who career of Karen Gillan continues to stun fans with its trajectory following the news that the Amy Pond actress has been cast in Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy movie!

Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

The flame-haired wonder has already been cast in Not Another Happy Ending, Oculus and of course starred as model Jean Shrimpton in a remarkable performance in the BBC biopic We’ll Take Manhattan. Her part in Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, is as the lead female villain, although the charcter’s name has yet to be revealed.

Also cast in the movie are villains Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead); they play opposite Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and David Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Guardian‘s heroic leads, while Glenn Close and John C. Reilly have also been cast.

Scheduled to open on August 1, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy is set to begin shooting soon. This is great, exciting news for Karen and we look forward to seeing some awesome photos of her over the coming months!

(Via Following The Nerd.)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to Karen Gillan Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy!

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    Awesome for Karen! A high profile part, in what most likely will be a well written role (hey, folks, Joss Whedon is consultant on all the Marvel Comics films), and a role that looks as if it will give her an opportunity to dig in and display her range. I was only a “possible” about going to see this film up until now, as it’s the part of the Marvel Universe I’m least familiar with. But I’m going to be seeing now, as a definite.

  2. avatar TimeChaser says:

    From Amy Pond to supervillain.

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