Normally the only women allowed to be in superhero movies are young, pretty ones whose job is to get into danger so that the strapping hero can come and rescue them. It’s good to hear then that Glenn Close is finalising a deal to join the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, according to Deadline.
Assuming she signs on, the actress will play a leading member of the Nova Corps intergalactic space patrol, although the character’s exact identity has not been revealed. She joins a cast that includes Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Lee Pace (The Collector) and Ophelia Lovibond as one of The Collector’s henchmen.
James Gunn is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris McCoy and Nicole Perlman. Shooting is due to kick off in the UK later this year, with an August 1st 2014 release date already set.