Guardians Of The Galaxy casts Benicio del Toro as Thanos?

Benicio del Toro cast as mystery character in multiple movie deal with Marvel

Thanos, as he appeared in Avengers Assemble
Thanos, as he appeared in Avengers Assemble

According to Deadline, Hollywood heavyweight Benicio del Toro has been cast in James Gunn’s Marvel Phase 2 movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, and the site reports that his mystery role is “built to be part of future Marvel films, which means he has signed a deal with options that put him into multiple movies.”

While it would be kinda cool to see him voice and facially capture Rocket Raccoon, and he’s definitely gruff enough for it, it’s looking more like del Toro will be taking on the intimidating role of Thanos.

The rumoured big bad behind all of Phase 2 and Avengers 2, Thanos, the uber-powerful, death-worshipping ‘Mad Titan’ will come into his own in Avengers 3 according to Joss Whedon.

Guardians Of The Galaxy is due in cinemas 1 August 2014. Pick up James Gunn’s Super on DVD for £4.49 or Blu-ray for £6.99 from