This summer fans will be reunited with their favorite team of unlikely heroes when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters. The latest Marvel Studios film will also introduce audiences to a number of brand new characters including Mantis and Ego the Living Planet. However, one character will not be appearing the film is The Collector, who was played be Benicio Del Toro in the first film. During a Facebook Live stream, director James Gunn explained why The Collector will not be appearing in the highly anticipated sequel.
Gunn explained that the film simply did not call for an appearance by The Collector.
“I just talked to Benicio a couple weeks ago. He’s a great actor, a great guy. The Collector wasn’t right for the story of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 because, although it’s an incredibly enormous film, it’s a much smaller film in certain ways with few characters. So, he just didn’t fit in.”
Fans of The Collector may be disappointed that the character will not included in the film, but Del Toro will reprise the role in Avengers: Infinity War.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5, 2017.