Glenn Close as Nova!?!

In what has to be the weirdest casting news out of Marvel ever, frequent Academy Award-nominee Glenn Close has been cast as the leader of the Nova Corps in next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s nice to know that someone is reading my blog, but they definitely took things to a whole new level.

Seriously, Glenn Close…

Will be playing one of these guys…

Nova Corps

The news comes from, who said actors like Hugh Laurie, Ken Watanabe and Alan Rickman were in the running for the role. So clearly Marvel and director James Gunn had a certain type in mind. Does Close fit that type? Most definitely. Will she be great in the role? I really, really think so. This could be the brilliant sort of casting that really makes the movie.

For those who don’t know, the Nova Corps are a big, intergalactic police force in the Marvel Universe. Two human members of the Nova Corps, Ritchie Ryder and Sam Alexander, have been the stars of their own comic books. But neither one has so far been cast, that we know of. In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I’m going to assume that the Nova Corps represent the big, stuffy police department while the Guardians are the scrappy, devil-may-care A-Team operating outside the law. Sounds like a good dynamic to me.

Oh, also, John C. Reilly is in talks to play another member of the Nova Corps. Neat!

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on May 30, 2013, in Marvel, Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ummm…. That’s a picture of Meryl Streep.

  2. I wonder if Glen Close will play Queen Adora, who was kinda the corp leader in the comics, or if they are creating some new character for her to play. Also, there’s no ‘T’ in Richie Ryder. Just sayin’.

    • Wow, I just messed up on this article left and right. First the wrong Glenn Close, then the wrong Richie. Lame.

      Though on topic, I would be cool with them creating a new leader character for Close to play.

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