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.
Other members of the cast members that have already been confirmed are Chris Pratt (Parks And Rec) as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Zoe Saldana as the green skinned assassin Gamora, and Michael Rooker as Yondu.
The film is currently in pre-production in the UK. It’s scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014 release.