Deadline is reporting that Benicio Del Toro has signed on for an undisclosed role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. He joins Glenn Close, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly and the recently announced Karen Gillan in the James Gunn directed film.
Del Toro’s role for now is being kept under wraps, but it’s being reported that he has signed a multi-film deal. Thanos? The voice of Rocket Racoon? It’s unclear in these early stages if and how exactly the cosmic Guardians will mingle with Earth’s mightiest heroes as Marvel’s Phase 2 draws to its conclusion, but this is certainly the studio’s highest risk venture to date; ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ are certainly not as well known as the company’s other heroes- but with such a strong cast emerging and Kevin Feige as a guiding hand, I have faith that these characters will get their moment in the sun.
It emerged a couple of days ago that Karen Gillan, best known as Amelia Pond in the BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’, has also been cast in the film as its “lead female villain”. Again, who this villain might be is undisclosed.