Del Toro Joins Galaxy Crew
The next comic book-based film from Marvel -“Guardians of the Galaxy” – an “Avengers”-style flick featuring a gun-toting raccoon and other oddities, has added Benicio del Toro in a lead role – possibly the raccoon, but more likely as the villain, Thanos. Last month, Glenn Close was cast as Xandarian Worldmind, the “leader” of the Nova Corps. [the galaxy’s police force, so making her sort of like the galaxy top cop] joining a cast that includes Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and John C. Reilly in a storyline that has an Earth space pilot getting caught in the middle of an intergalactic conflict and hooking up with presumably, a group of rebels.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is currently scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014.