Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy': Who else could join him for the comic book movie?
Chris Pratt is playing the lead role in the Marvel film 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Will actors such as Benicio del Toro and Lee Pace portray other members of the superhero team?
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Benicio del Toro as The Collector
The Collector is a rather important being in the Marvel Comics universe, and one of the oldest. His real name is Taneleer Tivan and he’s the last surviving member of his species, one of the first intelligent races formed after the creation of the universe. That fact made him worthy enough to be granted immortality from “Death” – the character for which Thanos (see: The Avengers) aims to serve and impress. More on The Collector and his family here.
Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
Ronan is a key member of the Kree, one of the alien races rumored years ago to potentially be a part of the story of The Avengers. The Kree are enemies of the Skrulls, and Ronan is a super powerful judge, jury and executioner type figure who began as a villain but turned out to be a hero of his people. More on Ronan and the Kree here.
Karen Gillan as Nebula
We speculated that Gillan could be playing Death but the latest news indicates she’s playing Nebula, a villainous space pirate who used her fleet to attack various alien civilizations and The Avengers. The Luphomoid has plenty of history with Thanos and The Infinity Gauntlet which will undoubtedly factor into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
That leaves several key roles still unannounced. Who is playing Thanos and is he the reason Marvel is chatting with Vin Diesel? Who is voicing Rocket Raccoon and Groot? Is Richard Rider’s Nova going to be introduced since Nova Corps will be a part of the film?
Rob Keyes blogs at Screen Rant.
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