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Karen Gillan joins Guardians of the Galaxy

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond

Story by Jack Foley

DOCTOR Who star Karen Gillan is joining the cast of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy.

The space adventure, which is shooting in the UK later this month (June 2013), already stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista in the lead roles as well as Lee Pace and Michael Rooker as villains.

Glenn Close also joined the ensemble earlier in the week.

Specific details of Gillan’s role have not been revealed but it is known she will play the film’s lead female villain.

The Scottish actress statred playing companion Amy Pond in Doctor Who‘s fifth season and remained in the role through to the recently ended seventh series.

She has also recently completed the indie horror Oculus with Katee Sackhoff.

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