We all had suspicions that Guardians Of The Galaxy would be connected to the wider tapestry of the Marvel cinematic universe.
And now Guardians director James Gunn has confirmed it, stating that his sci-fi comic book epic will link up with Marvel’s other mega super-team.
Speaking to EW.com, Gunn simply stated “We are definitely connected to Avengers 3.”
As for how or why, we’re putting our betting money on Big Bad Thanos appearing. He’s confirmed as pulling the strings of some of Guardians’ main villains, and he’s already popped up in the post-credits sting for The Avengers, which makes the movie maths relatively straight-forward.
Guardians Of The Galaxy hits cinemas from 1 August 2014.
Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to co-star with Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s thriller “Sicario.”
Basil Iwanyk will produce, along with Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Molly Smith through their Black Label Media banner, as well as Edward McDonnell.
Story follows an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.
Taylor Sheridan penned the script.
Del Toro has a busy year ahead of him with a handful of films set to bow, including “Paradise Lost” where he plays drug lord Pablo Escobar, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.”
He is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins and Olga Kurylenko will star in conflict-zone drama “A Perfect Day,” the English-language debut of Fernando Leon de Aranoa, one of Spain’s most reputable and popular auteurs.
France’s Melanie Thierry (“Babylon AD” and Bosnia’s Fedja Stukan (“In the Land of Blood and Honey”) also form part of the choral cast.
The Spanish producer of Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Secret Life of Words,” which toplined Tim Robbins, Mediapro will team with Reposado Producciones, Leon de Aranoa’s label, to produce “Day.” It marks their fourth feature co-production. Jaume Roures and Leon de Aranoa produce; Javier Mendez and Patricia de Muns exec-produce.
Rolling for 10 weeks in and around Granada, southern Spain, from March 17, “A Perfect Day” is a drama laced with large humor and tension, both of which come with the territory, plus echoes of war movies.
Leon’s sixth – and ironically titled – fiction feature turns on a motley group of aid workers in a conflict zone. They have divergent takes on their profession and the state they’re in. Sophie (Thierry) still wants to help people, Mambru (Del Toro), just wants to go home, Katya (Kurylenko) once wanted Mambru; Damir (Stukan) wants the war to end; B (Robbins) doesn’t know what he wants.
Together, they have to haul a body out of a well. But the simplest task, the film’s synopsis runs, becomes an impossible mission where the real enemy could be irrationality itself.
“The workers cross the frenzied war landscape trying to fix the problem, like guinea pigs in a maze,” the synopsis adds.
“A Perfect Day” adapts the novel, “Dejarse Llover,” by Paula Farias, a writer and doctor who has faced many humanitarian emergencies working for Doctors Without Borders since 1999.
“This film uses humor to distance itself: the wittiest comments, comedy at its wildest and grittiest, at its most desperate, often happens in the very midst of tragedy. Because there is no place on earth where it is more necessary,” said Leon de Aranoa.
He added: “Fast, direct, rough, a race against the clock, this film has no time to waste. Like cars in the mud, like the trucks in ‘The Wages of Fear,’ like the aid workers on the ground. Lively, luminous, impulsive, tough and dreamy, desperate, funny despite it all… that’s how I imagine this film.”
10. – The Collector
We also added a shot of Benicio Del Toro as the Collector, who some people saw at the end of Thor 2.
We hadn’t even shot any Benicio when we did the Comic-Con trailer. We added more nearly–finished shots of Rocket and Groot, and some shots of space battles we didn’t have back then.
And then we added a few cool shots we didn’t have because, well, we thought they looked cool.
It’s important to add that we left out some of our coolest characters – Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker’s Yondu, and Glenn Close’s Nova Prime – because we want to save them for the full trailer in a couple months.
31. Benicio Del Toro – Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
The Movie Transformation: According to Del Toro, one of the ways he grew a bulging gut for the role of Gonzo was to consume multiple donuts on a daily basis.
He gained three stone to become the drug-addled best buddy to Johnny Depp’s Hunter S. Thompson and has since sworn off putting on such bulk for any future roles, turning down the role of Diego Rivera in Frida for that exact reason.
Benicio Del Toro Says: “What went wrong is that I guess I was too convincing, and that everybody believed that I was on drugs myself. It was insane. Plus it took me three months to lose all that weight. That was the worst part, let me tell you – I’ll never put myself through that again.”