Marvel scoops up former Who companion for Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel has answered our sci-fi prayers -- they've put someone from the Doctor Who universe in Guardians of the Galaxy. Friday evening it was announced that Karen Gillan -- who you may know her from her run on Doctor Who as Amy Pond -- is joining the cast.

It's being reported that Gillan will play the lead female villain in the film. That means she'll probably share scenes with Lee Pace (The Hobbit), who was previously announced as the main baddie. Further details regarding Gillan's role are being kept under wraps.

The actress joins the growing cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and the recently added Glenn Close. The film's scheduled to start shooting in late June in the U.K.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and hits theaters Aug. 1, 2014.

What do you think of Gillan's new role?

(via THR)

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