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Guardians Of The Galaxy has added another member to its cast, though it’s not filling the two open characters on the actual roster. Meet Ophelia Lovibond, a surefire winner of the Name Of The Week, a British actress with a resume that includes Mr. Popper’S Penguins, No Strings Attached, Nowhere Boy and Titanic: Blood And Steel. She has landed a supporting role in the cosmic epic from Marvel Studios.
Details of her character are mostly shrouded in secrecy, but we know that her character will be dealing with The Collector, one of the Elders of the Universe in the Marvel Universe. The Collector is an immortal being that collects (hey!) living beings and artifacts for safekeeping against something determined to destroy the Universe (enter Thanos). It’s obscure, heady, over the top cosmic stuff, and it signals that Marvel isn’t boiling down Guardians Of The Galaxy for the masses. »
- Andy Greene
With just a month to go until filming begins on Guardians of the Galaxy, casting seems to be picking up on the cosmic superhero ensemble; last week we heard that The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker had been cast as Yondu, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that British actress Ophelia Lovibond has joined the James Gunn-directed film in an as-yet-unrevealed role.
Lovibond's previous credits include the feature films Nowhere Boy, Chatroom, London Boulevard, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper's Penguins, and she was most recently seen in the TV series Titanic: Blood and Steel, which aired last year. According to THR, the actress will play "an aide to a being called The Collector, who gathers artifacts in the hopes of saving them from a foretold galactic annihilation."
- Flickering Myth
British actress Ophelia Lovibond has been cast in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s no official word on who she’ll be playing, but some think that her character is closely tied to “The Collector,” one of the “Elders of the Universe” in the Marvel canon.
Galaxy is part of Marvel’s phase two of its superhero film slate and is directed by James Gunn. The project is described as a “space-set adventure movie” where sees Star Lord, who leads a group that includes Gamora and Drax.
Lovibond credits include Nowhere Boy and the TV series Titanic: Blood and Steel. She appeared in Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey, and No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.
- Laura Frances
With the three live-action core characters of Guardians of the Galaxy reportedly locked down, and hints that the voice actors may have already been chosen to fill out the rest of the roster, Marvel Studios and director James Gunn are beginning to build the supporting cast.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista will be joined by Michael Rooker as the first four names attached to Marvel’s “Cosmic Avengers” feature and now they’re joined by another important female character.
THR has the scoop that British actress Ophelia Lovibond (Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Titanic: Blood and Steel) has joined the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy. She will reportedly play a character who “aides” The Collector, therefore confirming two additional characters we can expect to see in Marvel’s most cosmic movie to date.
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- Rob Keyes
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