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While nothing's been officially confirmed nor sworn under oath or signed on the dotted line with blood or what have you just yet, the most popular theory now concerning Benicio Del Toro's role in Marvel's forthcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie is that he'll portray Taneleer "The Collector" Tivan.
With that suspicion in mind, it's also been a commonly held belief that the character might span the Marvel (movie) Universe as he roams around trying to collect artifacts and people to stow away and protect through the destruction of the universe. And, if you hear what we're hearing from "Thor: The Dark World" star Clive Russell in a new interview with Flicks & the City, that crossover might just happen sooner than later. Get More »
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was one of those uber polarizing flicks that a viewer either completely loved or just could not appreciate one bit. But no matter which side of that
10-strip LSD sheet line you fell on, you gotta appreciate this 60-second rendition of the mind-melting movie.
Based on Hunter S. Thompson's well-documented* explorations of the mind-altered human condition, "Fear and Loathing" featured Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as a journo type and his legal eagle on the ride of their lives — okay, probably just one of many — during a trip, literally and figuratively, out to Sin City. Get More »
Well, well, well ... Look who's just stepped in to lead up "Guardians of the Galaxy."
None other than Benicio Del Toro himself, a guy whose very face puts him at the tippy top of any cool guy list, has now signed on for Marvel's next franchise-starter.
Per Deadline, Del Toro joins the already talent-heavy pic for a secret-but-said-to-be-sequel-worthy role in the studio's hopeful Next Big Thing in comic adapt-age.
So ... Could that be a raccoon we smell cookin' up here?
This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Don Winslow, it follows two upwardly mobile young pot dealers played by Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as they attempt to rescue their shared polyamorous girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) from a mean old Mexican drug cartel. Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro will help spread some of the glorious mayhem. Get More »
Glamor never seemed so rough and rugged.
Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and other usually refined and cultured types (though not an absent Aaron Johnson, who's probably away on his honeymoon) embraced their primal instincts on the red carpet at the premiere of "Savages," a film that hopefully marks the return of the wild, fiercely creative Oliver Stone that's been somewhat dormant since 1997's "U Turn." Enough with the "Wall Street" sequels — it's time to return to "Natural Born Killers" kind of territory!
Get your hopes up with our collection of pics from the premiere and join the "Savages" in theaters on July 6.
Our favorite Charlie's Angel Cameron Diaz is doubling up on gigs this week, after pinch-hitting as Angelina Jolie's replacement in Ridley Scott's cocaine drama "The Counselor" she apparently also still wants to tickle our funny bone (seriously, tickle away, Cameron).
After boffo success with last year's raunchy "Bad Teacher," she's about to headline another comedy with "Agent: Century 21," which The Playlist says will co-star Oscar-winning wolfman Benicio del Toro.
The film takes its title from the ubiquitous real estate company, with Diaz playing a recent divorcee with a WTF name, Mary Kay Curly, and the plot sounds even more deranged:
"Desperate to protect the two most important things in her life, her kids and her real estate agent job, Mary Kay agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss that accidentally gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war." Get More »
Andy Warhol once famously said that in the future, every movie will have a 15 second teaser trailer. But since 15 seconds of fame just wasn't quite enough for "Savages," MTV has just followed up yesterday's explosive tease with the full length trailer.
Get ready for a shock to the system, because judging by this incendiary new clip, Oliver Stone has turned out one of his sharpest films in years. Get More »
In "Casa de mi Padre" Will Ferrell plays a Mexican rancher in the middle of one seriously loco drug war. In order to commit fully to the role, the "Anchorman" star spent months brushing up on his language skills for the entirely Spanish-language comedy.
That's a lot of effort for a few laughs. But Ferrell is in good company with the following actors who took their performances to the next level by speaking in a foreign tongue, be it for a couple scenes or an entire film. Get More »
UPDATE: Benicio Del Toro won't be boldly going into "Star Trek 2" after all. Vulture reports that Del Toro was in talks to join the production but the deal went asunder last Wednesday over monetary issues.
With filming scheduled to commence in January, Paramount and director J.J. Abrams have very little time to find a replacement. Del Toro was rumored to have been up for the role of the classic "Trek" villain, Khan (previously portrayed by Ricardo Montalban and his half-bare chest), but that has yet to be confirmed.
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With his weirdly intense hangdog face and his occasional forays into the world of unintelligible mumbling, Benicio Del Toro often seems as though he hails from another planet — which, according to an exclusive new MTV interview with J.J. Abrams, makes him the perfect choice to play the villain in the upcoming blockbuster "Star Trek 2."
Beam us up some of that action.
So just what does Abrams say about the possibility of having Del Toro done a prosthetic forehead and rail against humanity? "He is such an amazing actor, and so versatile, he can sort of do anything," the director told MTV. "Except play Uhura."
Originally published on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2011 at 10:34 a.m. ET.