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Guardians of the Galaxy Picks Up Another Big Name – Benicio Del Toro

It Came From Outer Space

The galaxy is starting to get really crowded. 

Over the weekend we were thrilled and surprised to learn Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan had joined the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in an unspecified villain role. Now another pleasant surprise, Benecio Del Toro will also be in the film.

In their headline, Deadline calls Del Toro’s role a lead one but then goes on to say the actual name has not been revealed. They write, “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.”

We still don’t have a Rocket Raccoon, Groot, or Thanos cast yet, could Del Toro be one of them?

Del Toro joins the  recently cast, Glenn Close, as well as Chris Pratt, Zoe SaldanaDave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and perhaps John C. Reilly to boot.

(via /Film)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."