Will The Collector be coming back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Despite a social media comment made by co-star Zoe Saldana to the portray-er of The Collector, Benicio Del Toro, last fall that included “I’ll see you on Guardians!”, the future of some of the supporting characters seems a little less certain than that of their core counterparts. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel will of course be returning, as will Michael Rooker, who played Yondu, and Karen Gillan, who played Nebula. Situations for Lee Pace, who played Ronan, and Del Toro, are not as certain.When asked by Coming Soon whether the Collector might turn up in Marvel’s next installment of the franchise, Del Toro responded:
“I don’t think so,”
“They would have told me, I hope… I do hope to play that character again at some point.”
It seems like Del Toro would be game for the opportunity if it arose. He secured a multi-picture deal with Marvel when signing on for the first installment of Guardians, but that doesn’t guarantee him a spot in any of their future films. What his deal does mean is that his character can be brought back when/if ever the studio feels like it, even if it’s for a different film. (Infinity War, perhaps?)
No need to worry if you need to get your fill of Del Toro, though. He’ll be starring in Star Wars Episode VIII– set to hit theaters May 26th; three weeks after his pals return to the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5th.