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Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

‘Pushing Daisies’ and ‘Hobbit’ star Lee Pace set to join ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as the villain

One of the last major casting role for Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film appears to be falling into place as Lee Pace appears to be in final negotiations to join the film as the villain.

the-controller Marvel Comics photoDirector James Gunn appears to be primed to add Pace, reports The Wrap in a Wednesday article. Pace gained acclaim from fans after his popular role on Pushing Daisies and now King Thranduil in the Hobbit trilogy.

Collider offers a great summary and insight into Pace’s possible role as The Collector. “We know that the villainous Thanos will be involved in Guardians in some capacity, but recently we’ve been hearing more about the comics villain The Collector also being involved in the film.  Thanos is that big purple guy who showed up at the end of The Avengers and is presumably going to be the principal villain in The Avengers 2, but The Controller is a highly skilled chemist and mechanical engineer who specializes in mind control and sports an armored exoskeleton.”

The film stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana(Gamora), David Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), and most recently Michael Rooker (Yondu) to play his titular Guardians in the film.

Also this week, Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached) has signed on to play a mysterious character that’s rumored to be an aide to the villainous The Controller.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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