This week, we got two new pieces of casting news!
Ophelia Lovibond Will Play an Unknown Role
Yeah, I don’t know who she is, either. Lovibond, a British actress has appeared in 2011’s No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, as well as the TV mini-series, Titanic: Blood and Steel. Since I haven’t seen any of her work, I can’t speak to her quality as an actress.
As far as what role she might play, the only speculation I’ve got is that maybe she’ll play Phyla-vell, but so far, no one’s really got any solid ideas. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Lee Pace Will Also Play an Unknown Role
I can’t say I’m familiar with this guy either, though he’s got some solid credits in his filmography: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Lincoln and A Single Man, though there is some crap (Marmaduke, When in Rome), but most people will probably know him from the short-lived TV series Pushing Daisies.
Previously, he was one of the seemingly endless list of candidates being considered for Star-Lord. Now, lot of people seem to think he’ll be playing the villain of the movie (possibly The Controller), but everything is pretty much up in the air at this point, especially with Michael Rooker potentially playing Yondu.
Kevin Feige Says ‘Guardians’ doesn’t “feel like Green Lantern”
In an interview with io9, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige addressed concerns dealing with all of the CG that will be needed to make Guardians of the Galaxy, and tried to put some distance between it and the catastrophe that was Green Lantern:
“Well the same way, Iron Man 3 has as much CG as any movie we’ve ever made, and I hope it doesn’t feel like Green Lantern. And it’s all about the aesthetic you go for and already we have an art department as impressive as any art department I’ve ever seen in London on Guardians. And it’s, you know, designing things and believing that they’re real when part of the team’s made up of a raccoon and a tree.”