This past Sunday it was reported that Benicio del Toro has signed up for a role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, playing a character that would appear in future Marvel movies.
Initial speculation following that news placed del Toro as playing Thanos, the chief villain in Guardians and later The Avengers 2. However, a new report has cast doubt on that rumour, as Comic Book Movie are claiming that a ‘reliable source’ has confirmed to them to he will instead be taking the role of Taneleer Tivan, better known as The Collector.
First, some backstory; Tivan, following the death of his wife Matani, started having visions of powerful entities rising and becoming threats to the universe. He decided that he would prevent this from happening, and started dedicating his lift to collecting artifacts and living beings throughout the universe to keep them from danger. Then, he theorised, once the universe has been destroyed, he would re-place what he had previously collected, also re-populating.
It now appears that The Collector could be crossing paths with The Avengers.