The Collector Might Not Be Back For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

Benicio Del Toro shined as the eccentric Collector in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, but in a recent interview with IGN, Del Toro shed some light on the fact that The Collector may not be appearing in the highly anticipated sequel.  In the interview he stated that:

I would like to keep working on that character, though,” he said. “It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what’s written in the comic books. I’d like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast – but it’s not up to me.

It is obvious that The Collector is a key character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it is likely that he will show up again at some point down the line regardless if he is in a Guardians of the Galaxy film. In addition to stating this he went on to describe how he prepared for the role and how Marvel helped him out with this.

[In doing the research] I said, ‘please help me out,’” Del Toro recalled. “Because there are big, thick volumes about the characters. So they did point me in the right direction. I learned a lot about the character. One of the most interesting things that I learned about him is the reasons that he’s collecting. He sees himself as putting together Noah’s Ark. He sees himself as having that responsibility. He’s collecting things, because eventually there’s going to be an apocalypse in the universe and he wants to get things to safety. That’s a really interesting aspect of the character.

This statement is a really interesting look into how Del Toro views the character and it also shows that he cares about this character.

You can see Benicio Del Toro play the infamous drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, in the upcoming film Escobar: Paradise Lost that will be released on Friday, June 26th.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set to be released on May 5th, 2017.

Source: IGN

(Christian Michael Stoic)

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