Production on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to begin at the end of this month in London, England. While the cosmic team of peacekeepers has yet to be completely assembled (we’re still waiting to hear who will play Rocket Raccoon and Groot), some interesting tidbits about the film’s villains have emerged.
Bleeding Cool did some digging around and shoots down one of the more oddball of the Guardians rumors. Last week a rumor in a Scottish newspaper claimed that Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan would be playing the former Image Comics character Angela. Originally created by Neil Gaiman, she has since been purchased by Marvel, and she recently appeared in the publisher’s Age Of Ultron #10.” That story first popped up online at Bleeding Cool, but now they’re saying Gillan will not play the “flame-haired, sword-wielding bounty hunter” in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Of course, Marvel still hasn’t made anything official, so who knows. When Gillan was first announced as joining the movie, it was said only that she would be taking the role of the lead female villain.
Meanwhile, JoBlo’s inside sources say Ronan the Accuser will, in fact, be the film’s central villain. Whether or not he’ll be played by Benicio del Toro or Lee Pace is still a mystery. JoBlo continues to report that the mad titan Thanos will figure into a larger scheme in Guardians of the Galaxy, and that the film will not feature any members of The Avengers. Although I guess it’s still possible Marvel’s top-tier superhero team might pop up in the film’s end credits sequence, which has become synonymous with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
JoBlo also adds that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s home base will be Knowhere, a space station that rests inside of a decapitated head of a “Celestial.” It’s connected to all Celestials throughout time and existence through a process called Quantum Telepathy. Is that weird enough for you?
Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters everywhere on August 1, 2014, in 3D.