EXCLUSIVE: Find Out Who Benicio Del Toro Is Playing In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

While speculation points to The Wolfman actor playing the mad titan Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, a reliable source has confirmed who Benicio Del Toro is actually playing in the film. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/5/2013
As reported Monday, Marvel Studios and director James Gunn have added thespian Benicio Del Toro to the progressively stellar cast of their Guardians of the Galaxy space epic adaptation. While the Academy Award-winning actor's lead role is unknown, his character is apparently “built to be part of future Marvel films,” which leads to speculation that The Wolfman actor is playing Thanos. However, a very reliable source confirms that Benicio Del Toro will really be playing Taneleer Tivan.

Better known as The Collector, one of the oldest sentient beings in all the cosmos, Taneleer Tivan's inclusion in Guardians of the Galaxy isn't exactly news. British actress Ophelia Lovibond was revealed last month to be playing a character in the film who “aides” Tivan. However, now that we know it's The Collector who's being set up for later appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, besides Guardians sequels, could Benicio Del Toro be reprising the role in The Avengers sequel?

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, John C. Reilly, Enzo Cilenti, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan and Glenn Close with Benicio Del Toro, Guardians of the Galaxy is written & directed by James Gunn, and is set to be released in theaters on August 1, 2014.



Here's a little background info on The Collector via Marvel Wikia: After Taneleer Tivan's daughter Carina matured and abandoned him and his wife Matani, Matani soon died of mysteries causes. Tivan, who had thought that Matani was as immortal as him, could not resist it. He eventually had a vision seeing powerful things that would rise, determined to destroy the universe. He decided to prevent this from happening and dedicate his life to collect artifacts and living beings throughout the universe to place them out of danger. Then, after the destruction of the universe, he could re-populate it and bequeath the knowledge and cultures from past. What do you think?
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jlabatman - 6/5/2013, 12:46 PM
Hmmm, interesting!
DrDoom - 6/5/2013, 12:47 PM
Cool beans bro
ParisSun - 6/5/2013, 12:48 PM
This movie is going to be very interesting as well as that description of The Collector. Now how they tie all of that together with the Avengers will be a great chore.
CharlesLord - 6/5/2013, 12:49 PM
sounds interesting. def thought he was warlock but this makes sense too
NOLANITE - 6/5/2013, 12:49 PM
Lame......

So in other news..

Man of steel is out next week! Stay away from the internet today as screenings are happening all over the world and spoilers are sure to get out.
MarkV - 6/5/2013, 12:49 PM
Bizarre cast. Might blow up in their face, or might be epic. I can't get a fix on this film. With James Gunn directing, I don't see this as a heartfelt love letter to the fan boys.

It will probably be something quite unusual.
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/5/2013, 12:52 PM
This movie is confusing me. I dont know whose playing who cause MARVEL WONT TELL ME! DX
wcwpoet - 6/5/2013, 12:53 PM
I'm loving the cast for Guardians of The Galaxy. Can't wait to see where this takes the MCU.
maryboo - 6/5/2013, 12:53 PM
Was hoping he'd be the voice or Groot.
Dminic - 6/5/2013, 12:54 PM
Ehmm I don't know this character but it's description sounds a hell of a lot like BRAINIAC to me...
MitchConner - 6/5/2013, 12:55 PM
Sure, why not include an immortal primordial being of God-like proportions born at the beginning of time: you already have a talking Racoon Marvel, go big or go home!
starkresilient - 6/5/2013, 12:55 PM
this movie has a great cast!
DrDoom - 6/5/2013, 12:55 PM


ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
NovaCorpsFan - 6/5/2013, 12:55 PM
Okay. lovibond is Karina Korvac and Lee Pace is Korvac. Korvac for A2!!!
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 12:55 PM
This movie's casting is really bizarre to say the least..... Like the previous comments said either this will be epic or a travelling circus.
MitchConner - 6/5/2013, 12:56 PM
But I am excited for the film!
dkhager - 6/5/2013, 12:57 PM
maybe he is securing things for thanos
Brainiac13 - 6/5/2013, 1:00 PM
@FIRG

That is my football team. I'm their coach!
knocturnalzen10 - 6/5/2013, 1:00 PM
@Dminic
marvel an DC steal each others ideas all the time , more or less he is brainiac lol

hope this is epic , i wonder how they will be able to scale this type of movie. it has to be Star wars like to do it justice
TonyChu - 6/5/2013, 1:01 PM
Can't wait for this movie. I knew he was not playing Thanos.
DefcoN - 6/5/2013, 1:03 PM
Another good step taken.
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 1:03 PM
Gusto does not hate anything but old age!!!!!
HULK2099 - 6/5/2013, 1:05 PM
damn, I was hoping for a much bigger role
FrenzyFreak - 6/5/2013, 1:05 PM
Hope Ronan the Accuser is still in this.
Omarvls - 6/5/2013, 1:05 PM
I can't wait this movie is going to be EPIC
IF you gave me a choice and I could only see one
between Star Wars Episode 7 & GotG I think I would go for GotG
Ramiel - 6/5/2013, 1:08 PM
So, who is Lee Pace playing?
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 1:12 PM
@ Gusto

Nice pic you dirty old man!
Dminic - 6/5/2013, 1:12 PM
@knocturnalzen10
I know they do, but is this a well known character in the Marvel world?? Or are they just trying to beat DC to the punch?? Like how Fox is doing this with Quicksilver??
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 1:13 PM
@ FIRG

You sound like the exact opposite of Gusto... You sound like a little kid!
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 1:16 PM
@ Dminic

I hate to say it but Marvel has beat DC to a lot of crap. That is what pisses me off about DC well actually it is WB fault they old back DC. Hopefully in the future DC will get their own studio to make their own decisions.
Ocelot - 6/5/2013, 1:17 PM
So he's basically Kang the Conqueror? just not from the future
JoeMomma29 - 6/5/2013, 1:17 PM
@Monkeyballs

LOL! Yup Gusto is up to his old tricks again!
Ocelot - 6/5/2013, 1:24 PM
@DrDoom

WE ARE THE HARBINGER OF YOUR PERFECTION
SpideyQuad - 6/5/2013, 1:25 PM
Well, he certainly has the look down to be the Collector
SpideyQuad - 6/5/2013, 1:30 PM
The Collector is Brainiac… Done right
SpideyQuad - 6/5/2013, 1:31 PM
He's basically Dark Seed without the crazy eyes
Dminic - 6/5/2013, 1:32 PM
@JoeMomma29
Unfortunately that’s true...
I like DC as well as Marvel. But I think the GA will think Brainiac(when they arrive at that point in the DCCU)will be a copy of this collector dude..While Brainiac is one of the coolest Villains Superman/JL has to offer..
MisterMagurlypse - 6/5/2013, 1:33 PM
Great News! I was hoping for Warlock but, this makes more sense. Save Warlock for a later time, like when Thanos has become the main threat.
bagadoosh - 6/5/2013, 1:34 PM
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hmmmm maybe thano's grabs the reality gem in GOTG . I like the possibility of having Thanos quest as a side plot
beane2099 - 6/5/2013, 1:37 PM
I'm not taking this at face value. The Collector has never had a prominent role in Avengers so unless they significany revamp this character it doesn't seem likely. But I have been wrong before.
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