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Who Is Karen in Guardians of the Galaxy?

It’s around 12 months since we learned of Karen Gillan’s imminent departure from Doctor Who, and in that time she has recorded a couple of movies.


At the recent Edinburgh Film Festival screening of romcom Not Another Happy Ending, the Amy Pond actress was quizzed about what might well be her breakthrough role, playing a key – but as yet unnamed – villain in the new Marvel comics blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, which has already started shooting in London.

Speaking to The Scotsman, Gillan confessed that her lips were sealed.

“I can’t really say anything about it other than my character is really bad. My hands are more tied on this than they were on Dr Who!”

All we ask is that if she’s playing a bad girl, she looks damned hot…

Rumours suggest that a full casting and schedule announcement will come along this week – fingers crossed!



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+.

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