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.