Benicio Del Toro has got some explaining to do, apparently the Oscar winning actor has landed a role in Marvel's 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy... but as who.. we don't know yet.
"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."
Now fanboys have of course gone into a frenzy and decided for us that he's playing Thanos since he's most likely the one that will have a multi movie contract. Just in case no one knew the actor for Thanos is already filled? Damion Poitier gave a non-speaking cameo as Thanos at the end of Avengers so chances are he might just keep his role in future Marvel movies (I doubt he'd be the kind to ask for more money, or have schedule conflicts.) Since were talking about Guardians of the Galaxy we can say the roles may or may not be limited.
That leaves who Benicio can play:
- Adam Warlock
- Dr. Strange? (I know it's a stretch but it could explain the multi-movie deal from the quote.)
- Silver Surfer? (If the rights can be used of course.)
- Captain Marvel?
- Firelord aka Pyreus Kril (An ally of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova Corps.... with both teams being in the movie could this be his role revealed?)