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Glenn Close will play Nova Prime in Guardians of the Galaxy

Jul. 23, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Glenn Close was cast in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY a while back and yet no mention of her character in the film was made at Comic Con. It was already known that she would be playing a member of the Nova Corps in a role akin to Nick Fury in S.H.I.E.L.D.. With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY beginning filming today in the UK we now have confirmation that Close will be Nova Prime, the head of the Nova Corps.

Close is a phenomenal actress who showed her range in recent projects such as the phenomenal series DAMAGES and her transformative role as the titular character in ALBERT NOBBS. While Close will not be playing the Nova character we know from comics, this is definitely an introduction to the character possibly getting a spin-off movie in Phase Three or beyond.

Along with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is being led by one hell of a cast. The story of an intergalactic squad of heroes may sound reminiscent of DC's Green Lantern Corps, I am sure that Gunn will bring a level of fun to this movie that was sorely missing in the Ryan Reynolds film.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens on August 1, 2014. Check out the full press release below.

BURBANK, CALIF. (July 23, 2013) – “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios has started shooting at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. Directed by James Gunn (“Slither,”“Super”) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “Moneyball”) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (“Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Avatar”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick”) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit,” “Lincoln”) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (BBC TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Amistad”, “Gladiator”) as Korath, with Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) as The Collector, Academy Award® nominee John C. Reilly (“Chicago”) as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Fatal Attraction”) as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.

Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee; the co-producer is Nik Korda.

The creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, BSC (“Wrath of the Titans”, “Kick-Ass”), production designer Charles Wood (“Thor: The Dark World”), BAFTA-nominated Editor Fred Raskin (“Django Unchained,” “Fast Five”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Hughes Winborne, A.C.E. (“The Help,” “Crash”), and Academy Award® winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Elizabeth The Golden Age”). The film will also shoot at Longcross Studios, and locations in and around London.

Source: Deadline

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5:18PM on 07/24/2013

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should the pic be of Nova and Glenn Close??? Basically your telling us the character Nova is going to be played by a female
should the pic be of Nova and Glenn Close??? Basically your telling us the character Nova is going to be played by a female
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5:17PM on 07/24/2013

WTF.....

Isn't Nova a [link] Please oh please....we don't need all the crazy theatrics of changing characters genitalia....or anything else...just make the characters who they are supposed to be.....Nova is a guy....IDK maybe she is the leader and not the "NOVA" I know very little about from the comics....IDK
Isn't Nova a [link] Please oh please....we don't need all the crazy theatrics of changing characters genitalia....or anything else...just make the characters who they are supposed to be.....Nova is a guy....IDK maybe she is the leader and not the "NOVA" I know very little about from the comics....IDK
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11:57AM on 07/24/2013
From the upcoming actors (Hemsworth)...to the down on their luck but then rejuvenated actors (RDJ)...to top actors from the past (Tommy Lee Jones, Redford, Close) is there anyone left for WB's to pick from when they get their sh*t together? lolzzz If I was WB's, I'd start tying down The Rock and whatever charismatic actors are left regardless of whether roles exist or not.
From the upcoming actors (Hemsworth)...to the down on their luck but then rejuvenated actors (RDJ)...to top actors from the past (Tommy Lee Jones, Redford, Close) is there anyone left for WB's to pick from when they get their sh*t together? lolzzz If I was WB's, I'd start tying down The Rock and whatever charismatic actors are left regardless of whether roles exist or not.
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7:33PM on 07/23/2013

Amazing Actress

Hope she gets enough screen time to show her talent. She was just stellar as the fierce high stakes litigator on Damages which has become one of my all time favorite TV Shows
Hope she gets enough screen time to show her talent. She was just stellar as the fierce high stakes litigator on Damages which has become one of my all time favorite TV Shows
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6:54PM on 07/23/2013
She's a great actress. She was amazing on her guest arc on The Shield. Very much looking forward to what she brings to her character in this film.
She's a great actress. She was amazing on her guest arc on The Shield. Very much looking forward to what she brings to her character in this film.
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3:38PM on 07/23/2013
That's great and all, the movie is shaping up to have a stellar cast, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL US WHO'S PLAYING ROCKET RACCOON ALREADY!!
That's great and all, the movie is shaping up to have a stellar cast, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL US WHO'S PLAYING ROCKET RACCOON ALREADY!!
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3:44PM on 07/23/2013
It's just a voice. Not that big of a deal...
It's just a voice. Not that big of a deal...
4:00PM on 07/23/2013
I respectfully disagree. In Rocket Racoon's case, the voice will make or break the character (well, that and how it's written of course).
I respectfully disagree. In Rocket Racoon's case, the voice will make or break the character (well, that and how it's written of course).
2:15AM on 07/24/2013
Personally, I hope he sounds like Bugs Bunny
Personally, I hope he sounds like Bugs Bunny
3:33PM on 07/23/2013
Nova Prime is technically just the title given to the highest ranking member of Nova Corps. I'd like to know a little more about who she is literally playing
Nova Prime is technically just the title given to the highest ranking member of Nova Corps. I'd like to know a little more about who she is literally playing
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3:33PM on 07/23/2013
Shouldn't she be playing Nova Past Her Prime?
Shouldn't she be playing Nova Past Her Prime?
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4:07PM on 07/23/2013
id still hit it
id still hit it
3:11PM on 07/23/2013

Makes sense...

and next we'll hear Thanos will be played by Julia Roberts.
and next we'll hear Thanos will be played by Julia Roberts.
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3:13PM on 07/23/2013
she has the lips....
she has the lips....
3:26PM on 07/23/2013
She's more manly than most manly men.
She's more manly than most manly men.
3:31PM on 07/23/2013
Nova Prime is the highest rank of the Nova Corps, not any one character.
Nova Prime is the highest rank of the Nova Corps, not any one character.
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