Marvel has yet to announce the official cast members of the much-anticipated film, but fans can expect to see Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel returning to reprise their respective roles.
Some supporting characters including Michael Rooker’s Yondu and Karen Gillan’s Nebula are expected to return as well. However, it seems like there’s one supporting character we won’t be seeing in the sequel.
Better known as The Collector, Benicio del Toro‘s Taneleer Tivan may not be appearing in the 2nd “Guardians of the Galaxy” film.
Coming Soon recently had the chance to speak with del Toro about his latest film, “A Perfect Day”.
During the interview, the Puerto Rican actor/film producer offered them an update about his involvement in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel. When asked whether he would return as The Collector in the movie, his response was less than optimistic.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “They would have told me, I hope… I do hope to play that character again at some point,” he added.
This contradicts what Saldana said about del Toro’s involvement back in October 2015. At the time, the actress posted a video praising del Toro for his work in “Sicario”. At the end of the video, she also said: “I’ll see you on Guardians!”
Now, since del Toro denied his involvement in the sequel, it’s safe to assume that the Academy Award-winning actor will appear in other Marvel films instead. After all, he did sign a multi-picture deal wit Marvel.
Del Toro is set to star in “Star Wars: Episode VIII“, but details regarding his role are unknown and “discussions are still in the very early stages”.