'Doctor Who' companion Karen Gillan to join 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Gillan with 'Who' costar Arthur Darvill, rocking
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As if the cast of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy couldn’t get cooler, one of our favorite Doctor
Who alums has just joined the cast.

Joining Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close and many others, Amy Pond herself, Karen Gillan, is jumping on board to play the film’s lead female villain. She’ll be joining already cast male villains, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Lee Pace (The Hobbit Trilogy).

This delicious tidbit of news is thanks to an exclusive over at The Hollywood Reporter who reported that details of her evil character have not yet been revealed.

Directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super), the space adventure based on the Marvel comic of the same name, is scheduled to start its U.K. shoot in late-June with an Aug. 1, 2014 release date.