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Benicio Del Toro Set To Guard The Galaxy
Or possibly destroy it...

04 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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 Benicio Del Toro

Just when you thought the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy couldn’t push the boundaries of the word “eclectic” any further, here comes news that Benicio Del Toro has hopped aboard in a leading capacity, albeit one that Marvel and director James Gunn are keeping under wraps for now.

According to Deadline, Del Toro has signed a Samuel L. Jackson-style multi-film contact, the sort that most of Marvel’s main actors have been locked into but one that, like Jackson, will let him pop up across various films without having to carry the main acting load. Is he a hero? A villain? Place your bets now and make your suggestions in the comments or on Twitter.

Del Toro joins a huge cast of varied performers that includes Chris Pratt, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana (whose signing appears to be all but complete), Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Ophelia Lovibond and Dave Bautista.

Guardians sends human pilot Peter Quill into space, where he becomes known as Star-Lord and teams up with a rag-tag bunch of escaped prisoners guarding a dangerous secret. At least, that’s the basic premise; no doubt Gunn and co has cooked up something around it.

Given the casting so far, we’re ever more eager – if cautious – about how this one will work on screen. Guardians will land in UK cinemas in August 2014. It starts shooting this month at Shepperton.


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Your Comments

RE: Farscape much?
Farscape was originally conceived in the 90's, the orginal Guardians team hails from 1969. All the characters that make up the team that are going to be in the Guardians film have been around since the 60's/70's. So in a word, no. More

Posted by p[roudbeard at 20:19 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

Farscape much?
Ok I was always more of a DC guy so don't know this bunch, nevertheless I enjoy the Marvel Movie output. However the premise of Guardians as described above seems to me to be identical to that of Farscape. Which came first and are they actually different eh? More

Posted by Hanroro at 10:19 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Could it be...?
L: bleugh07 If it's a multi-film deal, do you lot reckon it might be Mr T himself? ell I heard Benicio Del Toro pitys the fool and doesn't want any jibba jabba so I reckon you could be right! eah - that's where my money would be. Benicio Del Toro as Thanos! More

Posted by Artoo at 09:25 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

Could it be...?
If it's a multi-film deal, do you lot reckon it might be Mr T himself? More

Posted by bleugh07 at 19:41 on 03 June 2013 | Report This Post


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