Earlier this month, writer-director James Gunn revealed that he has finished the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which was so good it apparently brought star Chris Pratt to tears after reading it. We know the main characters will all be back, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Vin Diesel's Groot and Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon. While we wait for other characters to be confirmed for the sequel, IGN recently spoke to Benicio Del Toro, who played The Collector in last year's blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, who said he would love to reprise that role, but he hasn't heard anything official yet.
"I would like to keep working on that character, though. It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what's written in the comic books. I'd like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast - but it's not up to me."
While Benicio Del Toro's Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector may or may not be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, his connection to the Infinity Stones most likely means he will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, but that has yet to be confirmed. While he was doing research for Guardians of the Galaxy, he asked Marvel for some help in what areas to focus on, revealing what aspects of the character they directed him to.
"[In doing the research] I said, 'please help me out.' Because there are big, thick volumes about the characters. So they did point me in the right direction. I learned a lot about the character. One of the most interesting things that I learned about him is the reasons that he's collecting. He sees himself as putting together Noah's Ark. He sees himself as having that responsibility. He's collecting things, because eventually there's going to be an apocalypse in the universe and he wants to get things to safety. That's a really interesting aspect of the character."
Given that the two-part Infinity War movies could bring about the aforementioned apocalypse, with Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his quest to collect all of the Infinity Stones, Taneleer Tivan's collection could be of utmost importance. Should The Collector come back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated sequel.