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Guardians of the Galaxy Roles Confirmed?

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It seems likely that many of our questions about Guardians of the Galaxy will be answered in 12 days, during the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego. While only studio President Kevin Feige, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been announced, it’s highly probable that director James Gunn’s cosmic adventure will bet the Avengers treatment, with the full cast being brought onto the stage in Hall H.

But if you can’t wait that long to get the official word on which characters Karen Gillan, Benicio del Toro and Lee Pace are playing, the U.K. website Den of Geek contends it has confirmation from “a solid source.” None of the roles should come as that big of a surprise, but be warned of potential spoilers anyway.

The site reports that del Toro, who’s been said to have signed a multi-picture deal, will play the classic Marvel villain The Collector, long rumored as one of the film’s antagonists. Pace, meanwhile, is pegged as the Kree warrior Ronan the Accuser, who like his comic-book counterpart is believed to begin as a villain before revealing a more heroic side. And Doctor Who alum Gillan, Den of Geek says, will portray the ruthless space pirate Nebula. How Thanos fits into that mix remains to be seen.

Opening Aug. 1, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, David Bautista, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close.


  • steven

    i just wanna know who is voicing Rocket Raccoon…

  • Jonathan

    Jason Statham or David Tennant.

  • lewis4510

    I’m willing to bet it’s Vin Diesel. And they’re going to save it as a surprise announcement at Comic Con.

  • delrvich

    Gilbert Gotfried

  • braun rodman

    ummm Nebula is Thanos’ granddaughter…? lol she plays a pretty large part in IG

  • Rolo

    So Karen Gillan won’t be in Angela’s bikini costume. So sad.

  • Daryl Fritz

    This sounds plausible, and disappointing.

  • demoncat_4

    how thanos fits in with nebula think is because she is his adopted daughter or grand daughter. and still no word on if thanos is also a part of guardians though with the collector now and ronan odds are thanos will show up just for avengers 2 now.

  • TheGavGav

    I actually really want it to be Danny DeVito. Don’t hate me.

  • TheGavGav

    I really thought they were going the Phase One route with Thanos as the villain in the last Marvel film before The Avengers 2. Like Loki in the first Phase, establish the character, then pit him against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. They could have had a post-credits sequence in Guardians showing him heading for/arriving on Earth.

  • TheGavGav

    I’d dare say they will do that considering there’s more than one character with direct ties to Thanos in the film. I’d say he’s the big bad with the others being cool fight scene villains throughout the movie before the Thanos climax.

  • stevencowlishaw

    Vin Diesel has been trying to get himself cast as the Vision for quite some time now.

  • Craig

    I would really like to see H. Jon Benjamin as the voice of Rocket Raccoon. That’s the voice i hear when i read the book

  • Anthony Donovan Stokes


  • Anthony Donovan Stokes

    Danny McBride

  • Orphan

    As much as I want to see more Marvel movies that break from the A/X pack this has about a hope in hell of getting anyone into the theaters to see it.Maybe if they Pixar down Raccoon and Groot to the Wal-e level for the kids it would work.

  • Armand Rock

    I would assume Yondu will either be confirmed at SDCC or prior to…still holding out hope for Vance Astro and/or Starhawk as well.

  • demoncat_4

    would not be surprised if guardians as teaser set up credit has ronan and the collector getting chewed out for their failure by thanos as once again he is is shown playing with the infinity jewel’s putting them on the infinity gauntlet getting ready for the fight in avengers 2

  • Drew Brinkman

    it’s been said that Avengers won’t fight Thanos until Avengers 3 so I doubt it

  • Hans Henrik Kjølsen

    had thought Gillan would be Lady Death to be honest

  • demoncat_4

    hope the thanos battle is not put off till avengers three. for that would mean no avengers trilogy ending with maybe the avengers going after ultron finaely. for its also been stated lokie is not in avengers 2 . for given that he was teased some one has to be fighting thanos soon on screen. either its going to be the guardians or avengers yet. or both

  • Ci Ecast

    I was hoping Benicio del toro was Rocket Raccoon.

  • Drew Brinkman

    Rumor has it that Ultron maybe the villain for Avengers 2 bringing Vision who might be played by Vin Diesl that’s what I so please don’t shoot the delivery boy

  • demoncat_4

    i would never do so mate. for i want both vision and ultron in an avengers film. and if it happens for two instead of three like i though could happen should the rumor be true in the end. then i will be happy to wait a while longer for the show down with thanos espically if they can throw in doctor strange too.

  • Jonathan

    Apparently, they are going the Emperor Palpatine route with Thanos.

    Avengers 1:
    Thanos has other people doing his bidding. Loki and the aliens are like Vader and the storm troopers.

    Avengers 2:
    Thanos sends in even bigger guns to take on the Avengers. They’ll fail as well.

    Avengers 3:
    Thanos will show up to deal with the Avengers himself. By Avengers 3, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Black Panther and a few others will probably be on the team.

  • Matt

    Vin diesel will be groot. he voiced the iron giant. I would like Jason statham to voice rocket raccoon.

  • Ryan DeWolf

    So did space-rapist Starfox but I don’t see them casting him any time soon. If they did though, Alan Tudyk could do a sufficient comically heroic yet creepy guy.

  • steven

    i wouldn’t mind either of them

  • General Consenses

    Starfox? Bradley Cooper would be good.