Benecio Del Toro Joins Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy As Villain "The Collector"

It's pretty ironic that just a year ago Benecio Del Toro's name was attached to the villain Khan in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, and now he's finally going to have his turn as a big sci-fi baddie. Del Toro joins an already very impressive cast for James Gunn's adaption of the Marvel comic Guardians of the Galaxy, which includes Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Dave Bautista (The Man With The Iron Fists), and new additions Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Ophelia Lovegood (, Lee Pace (The Hobbit series), John C. Reilly (Wreck it Ralph), and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who). But while many of the casted actor's roles have yet to be specified, Del Toro's apparently set to play the central villain of the film who is none other than the previously speculated Collector.

News came in last week courtesy of Deadline that Del Toro (Che, Savages) had been cast in a lead villain role in Guardians, and that his character would also be featured in future Marvel films. This led many to assume that he was probably playing Thanos, which seemed odd since the role was already portrayed by Damion Pottier in The Avengers post credit scene. Well it turn out those assumptions turned out to be false and according to CBM Del Toro is really playing The Collector, who was previously confirmed to be included in the film back when Ophelia Lovegood was cast as the character's aid. Now it can be assumed that she will possibly be playing The Collector's daughter Carina Walters, which could mean we'll be seeing popular character Michael Korvac in the film.
Numerous other actors joined the cast of GOTG this past week, including the surprising pick of John C. Reilly, best known for his more comedic roles in movies like Stepbrothers and Talladega Nights, as well as more dramatic ones in Boogie Nights and Magnolia, and most recently voicing Ralph is Disney's Wreck it Ralph. Reilly will be playing a member of the Nova Corps. known as Rhomann Dey, who's character is said to play a similar role to Agent Coulson in the galactic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the original Rhomann Dey was an alien, it seems in this version while he'll still be a member of the Nova Corps, he'll be human and will somehow have a connection with Earth's S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
The other big name that recently joined the GOTG cast is Glenn Close, best known for her roles in Fatal Attraction and recently in Albert Nobbs. Close was said to be one of numerous big name actors considered for the role which included Alan Rickman (The Harry Potter series), Ken Wantanbe (Inception), and Hugh Laurie (House). Close will be playing the leader of the Nova Corps according to Deadline, so with two members of the Nova Corps. already confirmed it's safe to assume we'll be seeing fan-favorite Richard Rider aka Nova at leas make an appearance in GOTG
The other recent cast addition is that of Doctor Who star Karen Gillan who will be playing a central villain of the film as well, yet that role has yet to be confirmed but speculation has suggested she could be playing Thanos' lover "Death". Gillan and Del Toro are two extra villains added to the film, with Lee Pace already previously confirmed as a villain in GOTG that will reportedly switch sides about half way through the film. It's worth noting the insane amount of speculation surrounding his role which includes popular Guardians characters Michael Korvac, Adam Warlock, and Nova/Richard Rider.
So how do you feel about all these new casting additions to Guardians of the Galaxy? Do you feel the movie has too many villains? And who do you guys think Lee Pace and Karen Gillan could be playing?