Bencio Del Toro Joins ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

By Will Ashton

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Academy-Award winning actor Bencio Del Toro (Traffic) is the latest actor to sign onto Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

While the character he’ll play is still under wraps, Deadline reports that he will play a significant character in the film that will be poised to appear in future Marvel films.

Del Toro joins Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan and Glenn Close, who are all set to star in James Gunn’s adaptation. Production on the superhero movie is set to start filming this summer.

Del Toro is currently filming a role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. This will be his first role in a franchise tentpole film. Given Marvel’s track-record and the recent success of both The Avengers and Iron Man 3, however, it’s not hard to see why he’d be moving up.

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