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Villains Cast for Guardians of the Galaxy

Den of Geek drops the Bomb

By Robert T. Trate     July 08, 2012
Source: Den Of Geek

The sad news is that we still don’t have actors for Rocket Raccoon or Groot yet. However, Den of Geek has dropped the news of who Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, and Karen Gillan will be portraying. There are still no signs of Thanos in the film. With Comic Con only a few days away look for even bigger news to arrive from San Diego. 
 
Benicio del Toro is The Collector.
 
Who is the Collector? The Collector or Taneleer Tivan according to the Marvel.com is: “Like all the Elders of the Universe, the origin of the Collector is lost in antiquity. What is known is that he is one of the oldest living beings in the universe, having been among the first of the universe's races to become sentient in the wake of the Big Bang. Virtually immortal, the Collector spent the first millennia of his existence with his wife and daughter on the tranquil world he chose as his home base. When their daughter had grown to maturity and left them, the Collector's wife died of mysterious causes. The Collector was unprepared for her demise: he had thought her as immortal as well. In meditation, he realized that an important factor in an Elder's immortality is the will to live, and his wife had simply lost hers” Read his full biography here.
 
Lee Pace is playing Ronan The Accuser.
 
Who is Ronan The Accuser? According to the Marvel.com: “Ronan was born into one of the leading Kree aristocratic families on Hala. After completing his education he was accepted into the ranks of the Accuser Corps, where he quickly rose through the ranks. Eventually he was promoted by the Supreme Intelligence to the rank of Supreme Public Accuser”. Read the full biography here
 
Karen Gillan will be playing Nebula.
 
Who is Nebula? According to Marvel.com: “Nebula, feared across numerous star systems for her ruthless piracy, set her sights on Sanctuary II, the solar-orbiting satellite built and once used as a base of operations by the Thanos. She had sent a small band of her most trusted aides to Sanctuary II to repair its hyper-drive engines and teleport the station out of the solar system, but the activity coincided with the arrival of the hero Monica Rambeau (as Captain Marvel), who had been sent to investigate the craft by her team the Avengers. Nebula's minions warped the satellite out of the solar system with Captain Marvel aboard and rendezvoused with Nebula”. Read her full biography here
 
The Brief Synopsis: Guardians of the Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want.

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives August 1, 2014 

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DarthBob 7/8/2013 11:18:34 AM

James Gunn will be the director of the century if he turns this into a successful franchise.

jedibanner 7/8/2013 11:19:44 AM

Interesting names, all popular villains so, this will be interesting...It's not mentioned but Nebula is the unknown niece of Thanos.

tallman 7/8/2013 11:27:19 AM

Ah Jedi,  I always thought she was supposed to be the self proclaimed grandchild of Thanos?He never acknowledged this and even threw it in her face once.  

I'm sure I read it waaay back in a Silver Surfer comic. I may be wrong but will check and have a look. But you're right there is def a family connection of some sort.

monkeyfoot 7/8/2013 12:55:32 PM

How could an ugly cuss like Thanos have a beautiful blue-skinned Karen Gillian decended from him?

Mayhem101878 7/8/2013 1:07:34 PM

I know in one version of Nebula she is the older sister of Thanos.

GenghisKong 7/8/2013 1:40:26 PM

I am kinda stoked for this flick, but dang...does that brief synopsis sound like Farscape, or what? Maybe it's just me.

goldeneyez 7/8/2013 1:56:47 PM

You know what would really make my day as far as the Marvel Movies go, if at some point Uatu (AKA The Watcher) shows up and views the events of the Marvel movies, kind of like an FU to Fox for screwing up the Fantastic Four.

CalamityJohnson 7/8/2013 1:58:53 PM

both of you are wrong... as it says in her bio. "Thanos scoffed at Nebula's claims to be his granddaughter..."

that was a huge part of the Infinity Gem saga. She's only one of three beings to ever wield the Infinity Gauntlet.

...and I wouldn't actually call The Collector a crowd favorite. Intergalactic museum artifact collector? Meh.

redvector 7/8/2013 2:01:11 PM

I think you'll be hearing soon that Vin Diesel has been chosen to voice Rocket Raccoon. 

reek 7/8/2013 2:59:53 PM

@jedibanner; all popular villains?  By what standard would one have to be an unpopular villain then?  I'm surprised they're using the collector but Marvel's cosmic pantheon has alwayd been pretty thin.  If this movie leaves Thanos alone, I'll be ecstatic.  Save purple prune face for Avengers 2!  And I'm still betting on Eddie Izzard as the voice of the damn sapce raccoon.  I'm still mystified as to why they are making GotG and since they are making it, why no Warlock?  That would be the best way to tie GotG to Avengers and Thanos.

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