Guardians of the Galaxy, next summer's first foray into the Marvel Movieverse's cosmic theater has added another cast member in the lovely London-born actress, Ophelia Lovibond.
The 27 year-old starlet can be seen in films, like Jim Carrey's family-friendly film, Mr. Popper's Penguins, one of 2011's multiple "f**k buddies" movies in No Strings Attached, and on the TV series Titanic: Blood and Steel. Lovibond will join a cast consisting of lead, Chris Pratt, former WWE wrestler, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Michael Rooker in this comic book-inspired surreal space odyssey come to life.
While details regarding Lovibond's role are vague and unconfirmed, rumors do have her pegged for a character who is connected to one of Marvel Comics' "Elders of the Universe" called The Collector, an ancient immortal notoriously known for...yes, collecting stuff, namely living superheroes. However, it's unlikely that he'll have time for that creepy endeavor in this space epic, which will likely have our titular team battling better enemies in the forces of the Mad Titan, Thanos. The film could possibly see the Elders of the Universe together for some plot-related reason and the dominant speculation is under the impression that Lovibond will play Carina, the daughter of Elder member, The Collector. (The closest comic book character who fits the vague description of the rumor.) The scope of this supporting role is certainly up in the air at this point.
Guardians of the Galaxy rockets into space to fight evil with wrestlers and raccoons when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014.