Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

Karen Gillan Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy!

The post-Doctor Who career of Karen Gillan continues to stun fans with its trajectory following the news that the Amy Pond actress has been cast in Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy movie!

Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

The flame-haired wonder has already been cast in Not Another Happy Ending, Oculus and of course starred as model Jean Shrimpton in a remarkable performance in the BBC biopic We’ll Take Manhattan. Her part in Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, is as the lead female villain, although the charcter’s name has yet to be revealed.

Also cast in the movie are villains Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead); they play opposite Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and David Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Guardian‘s heroic leads, while Glenn Close and John C. Reilly have also been cast.

Scheduled to open on August 1, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy is set to begin shooting soon. This is great, exciting news for Karen and we look forward to seeing some awesome photos of her over the coming months!

(Via Following The Nerd.)


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