Benicio Del Toro joins Guardians Of The Galaxy

He'll be taking a leading role

Guardians Of The Galaxy's casting drive continues to go from strength to strength, with Benicio Del Toro the latest big name to sign on to the Marvel extravaganza.

Marvel is keeping extremely tight-lipped as to who Del Toro will be playing, but the part is thought to be one of the leading roles, as opposed to a Samuel L. Jackson-eque cameo.

Intriguingly, Deadline reports that the star has signed a multi-picture deal, with a view to his character reappearing in further Marvel movies. Make of that what you will…

Del Toro follows hot on the heels of recent additions Glenn Close and Karen Gillan, with John C. Reilly also in advanced negotiations, and Ken Watanabe, Hugh Laurie and Alan Rickman all on the studio's wish-list.

Directed by James Gunn and co-starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, Guardians Of The Galaxy will open in the UK on 1 August 2014.

Who do you think Del Toro will be playing? Share your theories, below...


    • trist808

      Jun 4th 2013, 8:49

      My money's on him playing Thanos, which means he'll be under a load of prosthetics and they'll need to make him look as close to the dude at the end of Avengers as they can for continuity's sake.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Jun 4th 2013, 11:18

      Please god, let him be Doctor Strange. In the comics, his face is too close to Tony Stark's and having Del Toro play him just makes sense. He is pretty strange in real life.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 4th 2013, 17:29

      Hmm interesting choice for Thanos but then again J.J originally want Benicio to play Khan for Into Darkness so I shouldn't be shocked. Love the cast, it's quite the eclectic mix.

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    • nigellockett

      Jun 4th 2013, 18:35


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    • trist808

      Jun 5th 2013, 8:54

      Lobo is a DC comics character, so he won't appear in Guardians :)

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