Just a couple casting rumors today.
Benicio Del Toro Could Be Playing The Collector.
Last week, it was announced that Benicio Del Toro was added to the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This week, the first rumor is that Del Toro will be playing The Collector. The Collector is one of the Elders of the Universe, who, after experiencing a vision of the Universe being destroyed, decides to start collecting as many living creatures as he can to repopulate the Universe after its destruction. With Thanos involved in the overall arc of Marvel’s series of movies, it does seem logical to include this character, though there’s been no official word. Only a “very reliable source.”
Karen Gillan Could Be Playing Angela
Another actor added to the cast last week was Karen Gillan, who is rumored to be playing Angela, a character created by Neil Gaiman for Spawn and who has (uncoincidentally) been added to the Marvel Universe this year in the Age of Ultron crossover event, as well as upcoming issues of Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, this is all speculation, but with the character appearing in the Guardians title this year, it seems highly possible that they’d want to reintroduce readers to this character in preparation for the movie.
With all of these stars being added to the cast, it makes me wonder if they’re not going to be relying on star power, rather than a great script, to draw in audiences for this flick. Or maybe they’re hoping to use Guardians as a launch pad for a bunch of other movies. Either way, it seems like things are getting way too big. I’m really starting to think they’re going to cram as much as they can into this movie and it’s going to suffer for it as a result. I hope I’m wrong, though. I hope, hope hope.