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Deadline is reporting that Glenn Close, yes that Glenn Close, will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy in a major supporting role. Those are words I never thought I’d be writing.
No, she’s not playing Gamora. Instead, the Damages actress will be playing the head of the Nova Corps, which is being set up in the Guardians movie and will have an interconnective role similar to Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury in the movies leading up to the Avengers. If Guardians is a success, we’ll presumably see her in future space set movies, which could include Nova, Warlock…or something else space related.
"The other problem is that both publishers, I’m talking about Marvel and DC are incredibly defensive. Incredibly defensive. They don’t make it easy. They will deny, they will lie, and they will mislead. It makes a certain amount of sense to deny, lie, and mislead about say a story that has not happened yet, but there are some questions that need answering. Who else is going to ask them? We’re a passionate fanbase, but a fanbase can only operate on the information it has at any given moment. If that information is not present, if [the fans] don’t have it, by necessity, they’re going to be either be ignorant or incorrect. Neither is ideal. An informed comics community will lead to better comics. Better comics will lead to a larger community."
Let’s talk about “Women in Refrigerators”, the well-worn trope involving a hero’s love interest (usually female) getting killed off in a shocking manner for the sole purpose of hurting a hero. While the trope and its merits (and definitions) have been debated over the years, “Women in Refrigerators” has become synonymous with gory, shock deaths.