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Benicio Del Toro Joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Could the Oscar winner play Marvel's big bad?

Deadline is reporting that Sin City actor Benicio Del Toro has been cast as a lead role in Marvel Studios' upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The website doesn't say specifically who he'll play as, but they do say, "he’s playing a character that is built to be part of future Marvel films, which means he has signed a deal with options that put him into multiple movies." An important character with multiple film opportunities? Let the speculation begin.

Quite a few people think Marvel Studios has found their Thanos, and I'd say it's an understandable guess. He certainly has the acting chops to be a brilliant villain, but when it comes to the physical aspect, they'd of course need to go fairly heavy on the effects. That said, It's not like that's something the genre isn't capable of handling. Assuming the casting news pans out, who do you think he'll be, Viners?

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and is scheduled to come out August 1, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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Edited by Z3RO180

Awesome news

Edited by TerryMcGinnis

I like this casting. If he does play thanos he would need a CG body of some sort like you said, but i think he'd make a good Thanos. His face looks just like him.

Posted by MyronLee26

This just keeps getting better and better. I'm calling it........movie of the year (2014).

Posted by CitizenJP

That's cool I like Benicio! W00t to the w00t!

Posted by SandMan_

Adam Warlock?

Posted by LordRequiem

@myronlee26: Movie of 2014 will be The Amazing Spiderman 2, because anything with a talking raccoon is doomed to ridicule.

This is good casting though, he certainly has the face for it.

Posted by danhimself

wouldn't they just use the same actor that played him at the end of Avengers?

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

Great news. I'm guessing Thanos as well. He has the face.

Posted by Novemberx2

@myronlee26: given that clearly Disney who want to make this film because of then sudden obsession with doing scfi films i'd say its got more of chance of being the John carter of Mars of 2014

Posted by guttridgeb

I'm so excited for this film, probably more than any of the other upcoming Marvel films.

Posted by HempKnight757

@lordrequiem: Don't get me wrong I hope Amazing Spiderman 2 is good. Having said that there is plenty to ridicule in the first Amazing Spiderman. I'm far from sold on Marc Webb.

Posted by Extremis

Holy crap. If he's Thanos, this just got me excited. Benicio is a great actor and I've always liked his work. This still doesn't erase the sour taste in my mouth from IM3 though. But to be fair, nothing really could..

Posted by HempKnight757
Posted by Michael_Moran

That is amazing

Edited by HempKnight757

@extremis: Yeah I know. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but man that movie was really bad. What did you think of Amazing Spiderman? I mean did it really need to be a reboot?

Posted by The_Tree

This cast just keeps on improving by the day.

This just keeps getting better and better. I'm calling it........movie of the year (2014).

Hell yeah, CBM of the year at least.

Posted by BR_Havoc

He would make a great Thanos if that is who he was cast as. Then again maybe he will be Ronan there was a rumor he might be the main villain?

Posted by MyronLee26

@lordrequiem: oh yeah, sure, cause anything as obscure as a talking raccoon definitely wouldn't make a hit movie. A mean hell, we've had a franchise that features a team of a 7foot hairy man-beast who's voice sounds like a raging seal, a golden robot droid and his partner that looks like a high-tech trashcan, a smart-talking space pilot, and a brother-sister duo whom are the kids of the secondary main villain.......now that movie series was an insuccessful flop......*sarcasm*

Edited by Extremis

@hempknight757: no. But it was because Sony has to make a Spiderman film every so often or they lose Spidey to Marvel. Its forced and a dumb reason to make a movie. they did it so that now they can just make a new one every couple years with a new starting point. Expect tons more (unnecessary) Spidey movies for the foreseeable future...

Edited by SoA

adam warlock,nova, uautu (lol)

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

wouldn't they just use the same actor that played him at the end of Avengers?

Was there even an actor?

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Posted by JairamGanpat

i think he'd make a good Thanos. His face looks just like him.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
lol

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself said:

wouldn't they just use the same actor that played him at the end of Avengers?

Was there even an actor?

I honestly don't know...there isn't one listed on IMDB and I'm pretty sure that there isn't one in the credits...but that could be Marvel/Disney's attempt to keep it a secret....he did kind of look like Del Toro though

Posted by DH69

Ron perlman must be Thanos, this is not open to negotiation.

Edited by cmaprice

@danhimself said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@danhimself said:

wouldn't they just use the same actor that played him at the end of Avengers?

Was there even an actor?

I honestly don't know...there isn't one listed on IMDB and I'm pretty sure that there isn't one in the credits...but that could be Marvel/Disney's attempt to keep it a secret....he did kind of look like Del Toro though

Thanos was played by Daimon Poitier in the Avengers, although the official credit is as "Man #1" probably as they wanted to keep the role a secret.

Edited by Legendary_StarHero

This good news.

Posted by judasnixon

I think I'm the only guy who is hoping he will be the voice for this guy.......

Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Whelp it's still gonna bomb

Posted by judasnixon

Oh by the way, Doctor Who's Karen Gillan will be playing a villain in this film too......

Edited by TeamUnitedNerds

This seems a bit of an odd choice

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

Nerd-gasm. Benicio del Toro is a brilliant actor. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Posted by JamDamage

This would be good. yes it would

Edited by Mangakid1995

@danhimself: in Avengers Thanos was just a digital effect no real actor, now they are actually casting the part.

Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21
Posted by Danial79

I can't really picture his voice for Thanos, but I love Benicio del Toro, so I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong :)

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Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

I'm really physched for this movie.

Edited by Dragonborn_CT

Hmmmmmmmmm...

Posted by Mister_Sensational

@sandman_ said:

Adam Warlock?

I'm with you on that one, and the character does sort of have crossover movie appearance appeal to him especially if Marvel is setting Thanos up to be the ultimate villain of their films. I heard another website speculate it was Ronan but I didn't really see him as that character and I couldn't see that character in any other film other than this one.

@dh69 said:

Ron perlman must be Thanos, this is not open to negotiation.

Yes I agree with this very much as well. lol

Posted by Barkley

he wouldn't need a CG body all he needs is same make up guys that did Hellboy.....del toro is 6'2 with thick boots that 6'4 or 6'5 he can Thanos just give him the tools

Edited by Bobsjonjon

He could play Red Hood!

Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

Thanos with Del Toro voice...Yes...this is what our world needs

Posted by novi_homines

WOW!

Posted by Lykida

This is really good news! I could imagine him as Thanos as well as Adam Warlock, so I think we can be sure at least one of the parts is played by one of the best. :-)

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Love Benicio, even though his English accent is pretty cheesy at times. But as Thanos? C'mon.

Posted by Or35ti

a thousand times yes :)

Posted by theTimeStreamer

the magnum gold guy? thanos? PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Edited by DonFelipe

I think I'm the only guy who is hoping he will be the voice for this guy.......

That would be funny! Nice pic by the way.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

At first i thought someone like Captain Marvel would be pretty good for Benicio. >.>

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