Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Cast: Reason Why Benicio Del Toro Is Not Returning To Sequel Revealed

By Disha Mashelkar | 2 years ago
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Cast: Reason Why Benicio Del Toro Is Not Returning To Sequel Revealed
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The most anticipated film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is set to arrive exactly after one month in US theaters. The film is helmed by director James Gunn and will dig deeper into the parentage of Star-Lord.

The film is going to see the majority of its cast members reprising their role. The superhero film will also see Ayesha as the new villain. But one of its cast members will be missing from the screen. He is none other than, Benicio Del Toro.

Recently, Gunn had a question and answer session with the fans on Facebook. One of the fans has asked him why Del Toro is not returning to the sequel, to which he had an interesting answer. Read on to know more.

Director Reveals Why Del Toro Is Not Returning To Sequel

The obsessive keeper of the galaxy will not be reprising his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as The Collector. Gunn says that the role of The Collector did not fit into the script of the sequel. That is why he is not in the sequel, reports Movie Web.

He further adds that he has talked to the actor about it a couple of weeks ago. There is no doubt that Del Toro is a great actor but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is a much smaller film in certain ways with few characters. Therefore, “he just didn’t fit in,” Gunn explains.

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Benicio Del Toro In Future Guardians of the Galaxy Film

Gunn has not revealed whether the original movie will be the last movie for The Collector. Therefore, the potential of him reprising the role in future installments of Guardians of the Galaxy cannot be ignored. Previously, Del Toro has marked a cameo appearance in Thor: The Dark World as The Collector.

Gunn, in an interview, has teased the possibility of a Guardians 3 film in the future, as per media reports. But he has concealed details about it. Meanwhile, the sequel will deal with finding out Ego, the living planet is the father of Star-Lord aka Peter Quill.

Avengers: Infinity War is set to release next year in May 2018. In this film, the Avengers will partner with Guardians of the Galaxy to defeat Thanos from securing the Infinity stones. Gunn has kept it a secret whether Del Toro’s The Collector will be seen in this and the Avengers 4 film.

As per the aforementioned source, Josh Brolin posted on Instagram last month, saying that Del Toro is on the set of Avengers: Infinity War. But, he quickly deleted that post. Therefore, the possibility of The Collector returning in Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4 remains.

The Collector has played an interesting role in the first Guardians film. He is seen as someone who has a huge collection of interstellar fauna, relics, and species in the galaxy. In the original film, one of the workers of The Collector decides not to be his slave anymore. And hence, the lady touches a magical stone that causes a lot of destruction and liberates all the captured animals.

Benicio Del Toro In Other Films

Gunn has confirmed that Del Toro will not be in the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. But fans can enjoy his performance later in the year as he will be seen in Star Wars: Episode 8. He will play an unnamed character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Speculations are rife that he might be seen as the father to Rey. More details will be learned when the film hits the theaters.

Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 includes cast such as Peter Quill aka Chris Pratt, Gamora aka Zoe Saldana, Drax aka Dave Bautista, Baby Groot voiced by Vin Diesel, Rocket voiced by Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Mantis is played by Pom Klementieff, Ayesha is played by Elizabeth Debicki, Nebula aka Karen Gillan, Yondu aka Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and Ego as Kurt Russell.

Also Read: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Director Talks About Filming Freedom For Sequel, Identifies Himself With Rocket

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Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.