As Marvel Studios gets set for their presentations at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we know they will be featuring a few of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming films, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World in the massive Hall H. Another of their potential big players is Guardians of the Galaxy, which is currently in production in London, England. As director James Gunn puts something together to show the Hall H crowd, the identities of the film’s villains has been leaked from a source within Marvel (but still no word who will play Rocket Raccoon or Groot).
According to Den of Geek’s inside sources, Guardians‘ trio of villains will include Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, and Karen Gillain as the space pirate Nebula. It was previously rumored that the super-villains The Controller and Angela would be involved, but it looks like that might not be the case now. Sorry, Marvel fans, no Thanos in this movie. Let’s break it down.
The Collector was born Taneleer Tivan, more than a billion years ago. He is one of the Elders of the Universe and comes from the planet Cygnus X-1. As The Collector, he wields the Power Primordial, which has the ability to augment physical attributes, restructure molecules, create force fields, and allow teleportation. He also has the ability to manipulate cosmic energy and increase in mass and size. The Collector once possessed the Infinity Gem that could control reality, but it was later stolen by Thanos for his infamous Infinity Gauntlet.