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Glenn Close to take on a leadership role in Guardians of the Galaxy

May. 29, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Here's a bit of rather surprising casting.

Marvel Studios has chosen Glenn Close to play the "head cop" in James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Close will take "a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space patrol." It's also stated that this will be the closest thing to THE AVENGERS Nick Fury.

When I brought you the news yesterday that John C. Reilly would possibly be cast in the flick as well, I told you that he would have a colleague. Well at the time Hugh Laurie and Alan Rickman were being looked at for the part, but it seems that Close landed it. Deadline, who broke the story confirm Reilly's being brought on board.

I must say, I'm digging the hell out of this diverse cast.

Close joins Reilly, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker in the film due to be released on August 1, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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9:04PM on 05/29/2013

so close.......

Nothing against Ms./Mrs. Close, but I would love to see Alan Rickman in the part.
Nothing against Ms./Mrs. Close, but I would love to see Alan Rickman in the part.
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9:12PM on 05/29/2013

What?

I would have rather have seen Hugh Laurie in the part, but this casting just proves how crazy this film is going to be. I just hope they inform us who is voicing Rocket Raccoon soon.
I would have rather have seen Hugh Laurie in the part, but this casting just proves how crazy this film is going to be. I just hope they inform us who is voicing Rocket Raccoon soon.
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9:25AM on 05/30/2013
You don't even know what part it is yet and you are already saying another actor would be a better choice?
You don't even know what part it is yet and you are already saying another actor would be a better choice?
9:16PM on 05/29/2013
Alan Rickman and Hugh Laurie would have made a hell of a good British combo to watch.
Alan Rickman and Hugh Laurie would have made a hell of a good British combo to watch.
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9:18PM on 05/29/2013
It just seems like theyre running out of actors to play in these movies and theyre taking anyone who hasnt been in one
It just seems like theyre running out of actors to play in these movies and theyre taking anyone who hasnt been in one
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9:45PM on 05/29/2013

well, she was cruella deville

glenn close and john c. reilly are both actually really good in these types of exaggerated character roles. it makes sense to me .especially for a franchise like GotG where they don't really have many hardcore devout - to - source - material fans like with some other titles. it gives them some flexibility to reinvent it and focus on what works rather than recreating a comic book.
glenn close and john c. reilly are both actually really good in these types of exaggerated character roles. it makes sense to me .especially for a franchise like GotG where they don't really have many hardcore devout - to - source - material fans like with some other titles. it gives them some flexibility to reinvent it and focus on what works rather than recreating a comic book.
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9:49PM on 05/29/2013

Whoa Whoa Whoa... before all the Glenn Close hate starts...

Lets all take a step back and realize GLENN "F**KING" CLOSE is gonna be in a James Gunn directed Marvel movie involving outer space and Andy from Parks & Rec... yeah... that's happening. Respect.
Lets all take a step back and realize GLENN "F**KING" CLOSE is gonna be in a James Gunn directed Marvel movie involving outer space and Andy from Parks & Rec... yeah... that's happening. Respect.
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9:51PM on 05/29/2013
Successful or not, this movie is gonna be really interesting ...
Successful or not, this movie is gonna be really interesting ...
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9:53PM on 05/29/2013
Glenn Close in a Marvel movie? The best casting choice since Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man movie.
Glenn Close in a Marvel movie? The best casting choice since Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man movie.
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9:54PM on 05/29/2013
I really dig this casting, I cannot wait for this to hit the big screen.
I really dig this casting, I cannot wait for this to hit the big screen.
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10:28PM on 05/29/2013
She was really good as the vice-president in Air Force One. Absolutely knows how to play a woman in charge.
She was really good as the vice-president in Air Force One. Absolutely knows how to play a woman in charge.
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10:39PM on 05/29/2013
OH yeah! I love her in that movie.
OH yeah! I love her in that movie.
10:51PM on 05/29/2013
Who cares if the general public doesn't know a thing about the Guardians? Who knew a damn thing about Skywalker and Co before walking into the theater? Very interesting casting, script has to be pretty all right to get the likes of Close and Reilly interested
Who cares if the general public doesn't know a thing about the Guardians? Who knew a damn thing about Skywalker and Co before walking into the theater? Very interesting casting, script has to be pretty all right to get the likes of Close and Reilly interested
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12:19AM on 05/31/2013
Ok, then replace Star Wars with any title that the public didn't have any preconceived notions about that ended up doing well. I wasn't comparing this movie that isn't even made yet to one of the greatest franchises of all time, just that scenario.
Ok, then replace Star Wars with any title that the public didn't have any preconceived notions about that ended up doing well. I wasn't comparing this movie that isn't even made yet to one of the greatest franchises of all time, just that scenario.
10:23AM on 05/30/2013
that star wars comparison goes a bit far
that star wars comparison goes a bit far
12:33AM on 05/30/2013

No hate here

Glenn Close is a hell of an actress who always brings her A game. If nothing else, this movie has a great cast.
Glenn Close is a hell of an actress who always brings her A game. If nothing else, this movie has a great cast.
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1:41AM on 05/30/2013
Reilly yesterday. Close today. And a space raccoon with laser guns. For some reason all of this should make next to sense but I'm getting more excited with each news I read!
Although I have to say, the more I read about this movie the more it sounds like an old issue of "What if?"
Reilly yesterday. Close today. And a space raccoon with laser guns. For some reason all of this should make next to sense but I'm getting more excited with each news I read!
Although I have to say, the more I read about this movie the more it sounds like an old issue of "What if?"
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5:26AM on 05/30/2013
I like Glenn Close, I like Marvel superhero movies and I LOVE Guardians of the Galaxy. Fingers crossed all these tastes taste great together.
I like Glenn Close, I like Marvel superhero movies and I LOVE Guardians of the Galaxy. Fingers crossed all these tastes taste great together.
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7:01AM on 05/30/2013
Seems like every other bit of casting for this flick is surprising. Very refreshing for such a big project.
Seems like every other bit of casting for this flick is surprising. Very refreshing for such a big project.
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7:10AM on 05/30/2013

Worldmind

Well... If she plays the 'head' of the corps, it might be Worldmind... Therefore, we will probably HEAR her voice over a CGI character...
Well... If she plays the 'head' of the corps, it might be Worldmind... Therefore, we will probably HEAR her voice over a CGI character...
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8:29AM on 05/30/2013

Reilly and now Close

Def inspired casting, cant wait to see who they play and its looking like the nova corps will play a fairly large role in the movie, what are the chances richard rider shows up i wonder
Def inspired casting, cant wait to see who they play and its looking like the nova corps will play a fairly large role in the movie, what are the chances richard rider shows up i wonder
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