ByMark Newton, writer at Creators.co
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Mark Newton

It seems is wasting no time in getting Guardians of the Galaxy off the ground. Yesterday we heard that is being heavily favored for the role of Gamora, and today we've learned who'll she (and the rest of the intergalactic gang) will most likely be going up against.

Latino Review has it "on good authority" that supervillain Basil Sandhurst AKA The Controller will be one of the bad guys the Guardians will slap around. That's right he's just one of them. They also revealed that "The Controller will act as Thanos' main henchman and ambassador."

Marvel uber-villain Thanos is still being strongly considered by most as the Guardians' prime enemy. Thanos appeared in a short post-credit scene at the end of The Avengers, and Marvel is apparently eager to incorporate the more obscure Guardians of the Galaxy into their better known film franchises. At the moment, it has still been unconfirmed, although Latino Review accepts it is a "strong possibility". They're usually right on the money, so things are looking good for this rumor.

So who is The Controller? Well, he is a scientist in an armored exoskeleton which has been surgically attached to his body. Thanks to this augmentation, he is blessed with superhuman strength, agility and endurance. But that's not all. As his name suggests he also uses "slave discs" to take control of others, including any special powers they possess. He certainly sounds like a handful. So why is he hanging around with Thanos? Turns out he is freed from prison by the purple evil overlord and subsequently promised the control of Earth in exchange for his freedom. Yeah, I'd take up that offer. He also has run-ins with Tony Stark, S.H.I.E.L.D. so he'd fit right in.

Are you happy to see The Controller get his big screen debut? Who do you want to play him? Let me know below.


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