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2013's Biggest WTF Moments In Movies
The cinematic moments this year for which there's no reasonable explanation

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BENICIO DEL TORO

Benicio Del Toro, Thor: The Dark World

Film: Thor: The Dark World

What happens? There you are, merrily watching the Thor sequel and just about supressing the urge to question all this cosmic-alignment and aether stuff, when the mid-credits scene takes an abrupt left turn and we see Sif (Jamie Alexander) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) bring a small container holding the aether to a mysteriously-wigged figure played by Benicio del Toro. Who the heck is this guy? And what the heck is going on with his make-up?

WTF? That, of course, is Taneleer Tivan, The Collector, and del Toro’s character in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel’s barmy space-opera adventure. The Collector is an Elder of the galaxy and about 3 billion years old, and occupies his days collecting (hence the name) objects of particular significance. The film features the same interestingly-hued aliens that you see briefly here, and stars a talking raccoon and talking tree with a one-phrase vocabulary, so it’s a risk to say the least, but it also looks like bags of fun, and del Toro’s weird little cameo here just made us more intrigued.

The lesson: Remember to stay through the credits of a Marvel movie.

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21 Not very WTF at all...
I seriously think whoever rights these articles for you isn't a comic book fan, or indeed, doesn't watch the movies very closely. The credit sting in Thor TDW.... Firstly, the canister does not contain the Aether. If you know what Gardians of the Galaxy is about and who they are facing, the whole Collector thing makes perfect sense. I don't want to give away any spoilers to people who don't know the comics, but all this is tied together very easily by a single plot point. I'd think that the bigger WTF moment from the movie would be from the previous 'Odin' scene towards the end. That's made far more people wonder WTF and where are they going with it then the credit sting. Okay... The whole W.H.O Doctor thing with Capadli isn't wtf in the slightest. Its just a massive coincidence. You have to remember he would have been cast in the role at least a year before the film was finished, so it was a long time before we even knew Matt Smith would be leaving at they'd have to find a More

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