Reports are saying that actress Ophelia Lovibond (Mr. Popper's Penguins) has been cast in a supporting role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie. There was no confirmation on what role she will be playing in the movie, but some speculate that she will be an aid or work closely with the Collector, one of the Elders of the Universe in the comics.
Could the actress be playing Matani or Carina (Collector's wife or daughter respectively)? No one outside Marvel knows yet. It is of note that the Collector does have comic story ties to Thanos, the expected villain in Avengers 2. Collector did have a vision of Thanos being a major threat. He also held the Reality Gem, one of the famous Infinity Gems key to the "Infinity" stories Thanos would feature in. Collector would also threaten Earth with a group called the Brethren in an Avengers comic.
The Collector's involvement is unconfirmed. Still this reporter would love to see the Collector's Zoo on the big screen.
We'll find out on or before August 1, 2014 when Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters.