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Guardians of the Galaxy: Glenn Close & Peter Serafinowicz Nova Roles Confirmed

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After promoting the next two Phase Two films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige introduced Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to the Hall H stage of the San Diego Convention Center. He brought not only the cast of the film directly from London where they were shooting that morning, but some revealing footage that introduced all of the film's heroes and a few of the supporting cast.

Outside of Chris Pratt's lead character Peter Quill joking around and calling himself "Star-Lord" most of the dialogue from the Guardians of the Galaxy footage played during the Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con over the weekend featured John C. Reilly and another actor playing two Nova Corps guards on a space prison, describing the inmates.

The video - cut together just for Comic-Con attendees - was based on only 13 days of shooting and a month of special effects work. In addition to revealing the live-action designs of the five leads featured in the old and new Guardians of the Galaxy concept art, the clips also heavily featured Nova Corps, the space police (wearing the uniform seen above, sans the helmet) of the Marvel cosmic universe. The footage confirmed John C Reilly's role as Rhomann Dey, a key member of Nova, and introduced another member, but one actor we really wanted to see wasn't present: Glenn Close.

Dey's role in the clips we saw was to essentially introduce the characters to the audience, and joining him in his scenes was British actor Peter Serafinowicz, who confirmed his presence via Twitter.

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