The eclectic cast of Marvel's upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" just added another accomplished actor to the mix: Benicio Del Toro has signed on to join the film in an unspecified leading role.

Deadline reports that Del Toro will play a character that's being set up to cross over into multiple future Marvel films. That description certainly lends itself well to the theory that Del Toro could be playing Thanos, the villain most likely to antagonize the Avengers in Joss Whedon's upcoming "Avengers 2."

No matter who Del Toro's playing, he'll be in good company. The rest of the sprawling "Guardians" cast includes Glenn Close, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker.

Production is set to start soon, with an August 1, 2014 release date in mind.

[via Deadline h/t Screencrush]
Superhero Origins: Guardians of the Galaxy
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