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Aside from the five core characters, it’s difficult to gage who will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. As we inch closer to the start if production, it seems as though one major character will be joining the intergalactic band of superhero misfits: The Collector.
There's a lot of excitement over what Rian Johnson is going to bring to Star Wars: Episode 8. And the film's rumored villain, Benicio Del Toro, has now explained why he believes the director is the perfect choice to helm the blockbuster.
Director Denis Villeneuve's Sicario only opened in six theaters nationwide last weekend, but it's already being deemed a major success by Lionsgate. How major? It turns out that the studio has already given the greenlight to develop a sequel that will follow the character in the movie played by Benicio Del Toro.
After popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Collector, Benicio Del Toro booked his next Disney gig as a character in Star Wars: Episode 8. When his casting was first made public, reports stated he would play a villain, but the actor is trying to reset our expectations.
We learned this past summer that Lucasfilm and Disney were looking at Benicio Del Toro for a part in the movie, and now he's opened up about it every so slightly.
It might be a bit premature to start predicting what villainous character Benicio Del Toro will play in Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn't mean it isn't a lot of fun to try.
Actor Benicio Del Toro is not at all far removed from his last performance in a big blockbuster space opera, as it was just last summer that the Oscar-winner found himself starring in Guardians of the Galaxy. Now it looks like he may get his next opportunity to head out into the cosmos once again.
Though he was only in the movie for a short amount of time, and largely served to provide some very important exposition, Benicio Del Toro gave one of the most fascinating performances in Guardians of the Galaxy. But while the character emerged as a fan favorite, it seems that the actor's future with the franchise is a bit murky.
The upcoming crime thriller, Sicario has released its very first images showing what seems to be an intriguing cast dynamic between stars, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benecio Del Toro. The film focuses on an FBI agent played by Blunt who is placed into the world of Mexican drug cartels. Based on what's being seen, the ordeal will leave her marked not only ethically, but physically. Check out the new photos to see what we mean!
One of the best parts of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy was the sequence where the titular gang goes to visit The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and try to sell The Orb. While his role as all too brief, the white haired weirdo is one of the strangest in the film, and left us asking all kinds of questions.
Benecio Del Toro's performance as Pablo Escobar is nothing to fool around with, especially after seeing a trailer like this.
Benicio Del Toro and Jamie Foxx will star in the upcoming new film from Harmony Korine, the man who directed Spring Breakers last year. The Trap will see the two acting titans play childhood friends. But after one of them spends a long period in jail he sets out for revenge on the evening that his old chum is honored for his career.
Who is The Collector? Oh, just an enormously powerful, billions of years-old being who can see the future and has a giant collection of priceless artifacts from across the galaxy-- hence the name. He also tends to tangle with the Avengers, at once point in the comics even forcing Iron Man to work on his side
Not only does this confirm what we all know – that Del Toro is notorious for being hard to understand – but it also gives us a small idea as to who he might be playing.
There may be no man on Earth whose acting career has been as boosted by drugs as Benicio Del Toro. (Okay, maybe Cheech and Chong.) The Puerto Rican performer often cast in crime dramas made his mark as Dr. Gonzo in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He won his first Academy Award in 2001 for Steven Soderbergh's drug war-centered drama Traffic.
For those unfamiliar with the book, the plot centers on a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert and miraculously comes across a young boy who claims to hail from an asteroid and has fallen to Earth. The pilot fixes his plane and tries to get it ready for flight again while the boy tells him stories about his homeworld. Sources have informed THR that Bridges will be providing the voice of the pilot, but fails to mention who the rest of the actors will be portraying.
Let's now have some fun with speculation, shall we? Personally, I think there's a very good chance that what we're seeing here could be the casting of Thanos, the giant purple dude revealed in the mid-credits sequence of Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Obviously that would mean that Del Toro would be completely unrecognizable in the role, but having that kind of talent underneath the CGI would be brilliant.
Joaquin Phoenix is no longer alone on the cast list for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. The Master star has been attached to the project since January, when he took over the lead role for Robert Downey Jr....
Hutcherson will front the film as Nick, a surfer who falls hard for a girl named Maria while he is vacationing in Columbia with his brother. But his romantic ambitions meet some potentially lethal obstacles when he discovers Maria is the niece of dangerous drug lord Pablo Escobar, a part Del Toro is set for. Corbet is joining the cast as Nick's brother. There's no word on what young actress might play Maria.
Desplechin recently helmed the excellent A Christmas Tale, and earlier maneuvered the underrated King & Queen, so the idea of him reuniting with Amalric and pitting him across from Del Toro is more than enough to get us into a theater for Jimmy Picard.