Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro has signed for a “lead role” in Guardians of the Galaxy. Deadline reports “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.” They don’t specify which character he’ll be playing in a movie loaded with an already impressive cast. Perhaps Del Toro will play a high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
We assumed an actor with a very recognizable voice would take over the role, and who’s more recognizable (not necessarily intelligible) than Benicio Del Toro? Just wait till you hear him say, “Gimme the Tesseract, you f**kin c**ksucker!”