Benicio Del Toro finally gets his own Guardians of the Galaxy character poster. Meet The Collector, who holds the key to the universe in his hand. Scouring the cosmos for rare and unusual objects of desire, this strange man is now in possession of the orb being sought by Ronan the Accuser. Is it one of the Infinity Gems needed by Thanos to rule all of existence? And will Star-Lord and his team be able to recover it before it falls into the wrong hands? Find out this August!
The Collector is a fictional character that appears in publications from Marvel Comics. He is portrayed by Benicio Del Toro in a mid-credits scene in the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World and in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.
The Collector possesses the ability to manipulate cosmic energy for a variety of effects, including projecting concussive force beams, and the increasing of his size and mass (and hence physical strength) at will. The Collector has a vast knowledge and comprehension of the advanced science and technology of numerous alien worlds, as well as a collection of devices and artifacts from those worlds. He formerly possessed the Infinity Gem that could control reality, but he did not understand its power.