The cast for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy continues to fill out in pleasantly surprising fashion. After learning earlier this week that John C. Reilly is being eyed to play Rhomman Dey, a sort of Agent Coulson for Nova Corps, Deadline now reports that Glenn Close has been tapped to play Dey’s superior in the film. Close will play what is described as the closest thing to Nick Fury in the Guardians universe, and Marvel is also said to be looking at a number of actors—including Hugh Laurie and Ken Watanabe—to play another role in the film separate from the Nova Corps head.
Director James Gunn has already set Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and David Bautista as his leads, with Michael Rooker and Lee Pace onboard to play the film’s villainous characters. Close makes an excellent addition to the ensemble, and I look forward to seeing the six-time Oscar nominee play around in the Marvel universe. As production is set to get underway in the next few months in London, expect to hear additional casting news soon. Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1, 2014.