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Could Karen Gillan's Guardians of the Galaxy villain be the creation of Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman?

06.10.2013

Stick with me here because this is going to be complicated.

When Karen Gillan was announced as joining the cast of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as the "lead female villain" we had no idea who it could be. Now a strong rumor suggests that not only is the character someone new to the world of Marvel but it is in fact a character created for a totally different superhero in a non-Marvel title. That character is Angela from Todd McFarlane's Spawn comics.

To understand how the character went from Spawn to Guardians, check out this nice recap from ScreenRant:

A recent deal between Gaiman and Marvel will introduce Angela to the Marvel comic book universe during the 2013 crossover event “Age of Ultron.” This is only after a lengthy legal battle between Gaiman and McFarlane, which resulted in a 2012 settlement regarding character copyrights. Angela has already been slated to join Brian Michael Bendis’ relaunch of Guardians of the Galaxy - which is not-so-coincidentally being tailored to fit with the 2014 summer blockbuster by Super director James Gunn. We already know that Gillan is set to play the main villain of the film, and Angela – a bounty hunter on the Guardians’ trail – could certainly fit that bill.

In the Spawn comics, Angela is an angel/bounty hunter who is tasked with hunting down and killing Spawn. For the Marvel introduction, the angel background may be changed to something more alien in origin, but the visual design of the character will remain largely intact. This would definitely be a nice role for the DOCTOR WHO redhead despite her claims that she doesn't work out in the gym very often in the source article that started this rumor going.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, and more opens August 1, 2014.

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Source: ScreenRant

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12:19PM on 06/12/2013

Eh...

I'm a huge Spawn fan and the fact that Marvel went the route to jack another famous character from a popular series just shows their lack of originality. Honestly, I wish they would bring Spawn back to the big screen. It could be the darkest film that The Dark Knight series tried to be (not that i didn't like the dark knight, I loved it. )
I'm a huge Spawn fan and the fact that Marvel went the route to jack another famous character from a popular series just shows their lack of originality. Honestly, I wish they would bring Spawn back to the big screen. It could be the darkest film that The Dark Knight series tried to be (not that i didn't like the dark knight, I loved it. )
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11:48AM on 06/11/2013

Bring-It-On

It's James Gunn...The more absurd, the better...My interest is still very high for this film.
It's James Gunn...The more absurd, the better...My interest is still very high for this film.
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8:26AM on 06/11/2013
Wow. First announcement for this film that I HATE. Non-Marvel character? No way...
Wow. First announcement for this film that I HATE. Non-Marvel character? No way...
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10:29PM on 06/10/2013
I love how absurd this film and cast is. It's going to be awesome.
I love how absurd this film and cast is. It's going to be awesome.
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10:06PM on 06/10/2013
If Karen Gillan is in fact playing Angela, and if Angela is wearing anything even CLOSE to her comic book outfit, I might have to seek a doctor because my erection would definitely be lasting for more than four hours.
If Karen Gillan is in fact playing Angela, and if Angela is wearing anything even CLOSE to her comic book outfit, I might have to seek a doctor because my erection would definitely be lasting for more than four hours.
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6:55AM on 06/11/2013
You just made my morning. My hat's off to you, sir :)
You just made my morning. My hat's off to you, sir :)
9:35PM on 06/10/2013
At least Todd McFarlane can stop talking about Spawn 2 and talk about Angela instead.
At least Todd McFarlane can stop talking about Spawn 2 and talk about Angela instead.
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8:36PM on 06/10/2013

NOT THE FIRST TIME ANGELA HAS BEEN IN A MOVIE

Anyone remember Angela's brief cameo in that 90's live action Spawn movie? This is just a terrible idea. There has GOT to be a pre-existing, original Marvel universe, bounty hunter character out there. SILVER SABLE would be cool to see in a movie. Why in the world would Marvel go through all the trouble to get an Image/Spawn character into a Marvel Universe movie, especially if they plan on CHANGING/RE-WRITING her origin, and completely disregarding her association with Spawn???
Anyone remember Angela's brief cameo in that 90's live action Spawn movie? This is just a terrible idea. There has GOT to be a pre-existing, original Marvel universe, bounty hunter character out there. SILVER SABLE would be cool to see in a movie. Why in the world would Marvel go through all the trouble to get an Image/Spawn character into a Marvel Universe movie, especially if they plan on CHANGING/RE-WRITING her origin, and completely disregarding her association with Spawn???
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10:09AM on 06/11/2013
Indeed I do, she was at the party. Any way do t be too alarmed. Marvel bought her awhile back and she is supposed to be some big to do in an up coming story arch. I highly doubt she is to be a villain any way.
Indeed I do, she was at the party. Any way do t be too alarmed. Marvel bought her awhile back and she is supposed to be some big to do in an up coming story arch. I highly doubt she is to be a villain any way.
6:26PM on 06/10/2013

New character, old charater... I'm just glad she's involved.

She just does it for me man. Like cheese on a cracker, or mustard on a hotdog. I'd watch her read prescription labels. This movie's cast is almost more entertaining news than what the films even about.
She just does it for me man. Like cheese on a cracker, or mustard on a hotdog. I'd watch her read prescription labels. This movie's cast is almost more entertaining news than what the films even about.
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5:31PM on 06/10/2013

First of all...

I don't imagine she'll be as revealing as half of the outfits there, so whilst she may hit the gym generally, I'm not expecting her to wear nothing but a belt and a golden bra.

Secondly, I hate things like this. Character disputes over a character initially created for a specific purpose in a specific universe, crow-barred into another with no narrative rhyme or reason other than copyrights issues.

I'm sure Karen will be fine and the movie will be fine, but the idea of it is madness. Why
I don't imagine she'll be as revealing as half of the outfits there, so whilst she may hit the gym generally, I'm not expecting her to wear nothing but a belt and a golden bra.

Secondly, I hate things like this. Character disputes over a character initially created for a specific purpose in a specific universe, crow-barred into another with no narrative rhyme or reason other than copyrights issues.

I'm sure Karen will be fine and the movie will be fine, but the idea of it is madness. Why not just create a new female bounty hunter character instead of moulding some existing one into a new world?
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6:30PM on 06/10/2013
i get what you're saying, but sometimes it would be nicer to just re-use some existing characters than to create a clone of one (e.g. how many DC villains have freeze rays again?).
i get what you're saying, but sometimes it would be nicer to just re-use some existing characters than to create a clone of one (e.g. how many DC villains have freeze rays again?).
11:13PM on 06/10/2013
She would definitely need to hit the gym to get that super-villain bod, but I don't think she'd be apposed to wearing a bikini. She did it plenty of times on this show on BBC: [link]
She would definitely need to hit the gym to get that super-villain bod, but I don't think she'd be apposed to wearing a bikini. She did it plenty of times on this show on BBC: [link]
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