I was torn about making a thread for this because if it's not true then I'll look silly but Choppasmith
in the MCU thread claimed that someone in Glasgow posted a newspaper clipping that confirms that Karen Gillan is playing Angela. He sent me the clipping and it looks real enough.
I'm inclined to believe this report simply because it makes a lot of sense in a very weird way. It's weird because Angela was originally a Spawn character
created by Neil Gaiman who later entered a vicious and convoluted legal battle for the rights, eventually winning joint custody from Todd McFarlane
. He then gave Marvel permission to use the character, and she was introduced into the Marvel universe in this year of 2013.
It makes sense since we know that Karen is playing a villain, Angela is a redheaded bounty hunter, and the Guardians are intergalactic criminals. It would appear that Angela is filling the Boba Fett niche. Note:
If this is true then it means she will be hitting the gym and getting into a gold bikini so there is that.
The other reason I believe it is because nothing else makes much sense. Thanos isn't center stage in this film so Death shouldn't be a major character either, and that's the other option people were floating. It's also a very weird rumor for someone to pull out their ass and Angela is being added to the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series right now. As far as I can tell there haven't been any internet reports on this so if it's true then we've got the internet scoop right here.
This is a good article for background.
Marvel Comics announced some big news today via the New York Times, and it could potentially have ramifications when the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes to the stars in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy." It was revealed that author Neil Gaiman will tip-toeing back into the Marvel Universe, and he'll be bringing a character he created for Image Comics with him. Gaiman's first Marvel Comic since 2007's "Eternals" #7 will be the final chapter of "Age of Ultron," the event mini-series currently tearing through the Marvel Universe. In the "Age of Ultron" finale, Gaiman will introduce Angela, previously a supporting character in Image Comics' "Spawn," to the Marvel Universe. She'll then make an appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5, an issue co-written by Neil Gaiman and the series' regular writer, Brian Michael Bendis.
Does this mean that Angela, an angelic bounter hunter for Heaven (yep, Heaven) will join the Guardians of the Galaxy? And if so, could she have already been worked into the 2014 film?
Joe Quesada, chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment, told the New York Times that Angela's journey to Marvel has "been in the works for quite some time." He later added that the secret had been kept in house for a while. That means that even though we're just now finding out that Angela and Spider-Man will soon be neighbors, the people in charge of crafting "Guardians" may have been privy to that info with enough time to work her into the film. Even if that isn't the case, they're still far enough out from shooting to work in a post-credits cameo if fans take to the character.