The name on everybody's lips in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Thanos. Ever since the epically powerful comic book bad guy made an appearance in the post-credits scene for 'The Avengers,' thereby confirming his presence in future movies, inquiring minds have been dying to know which actor will portray him on the big screen. According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, an actor has already been cast, but he doesn't plan on spoiling the big reveal just yet.
Benicio Del Toro
Released in 1995, 'The Usual Suspects' follows a police investigation of a massacre on a boat and the quest to find a mysterious and near-mythical mob figure known as Keyser Soze. Directed by Bryan Singer (known now for his work on the 'X-Men' films) and scripted by Christopher McQuarrie (Singer's frequent collaborator, who would also work on the Tom Cruise projects 'Valkyrie' and 'Jack Reacher'), 'The Usual Suspects' has been heralded as one of the greatest contemporary crime films. 19 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1998 and based on Hunter S. Thompson's classic novel of the same name, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' starred Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke, a journalist traveling to Las Vegas on a drug-fueled trip with his friend Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) to cover a motorcycle race. Inspired by Thompson's real-life exploits and directed by Terry Gilliam, the film, which attracted divisive reactions at the time of its release, has become a cult classic and earned a coveted place in the Criterion collection. 16 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
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While 'Thor: The Dark World' is ready to release itself on the American public this November 8, there's one other movie everyone's talking about, thanks to a small post-credits scene in the new 'Thor': 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' While we still have a ways to go before Marvel's space opera hits in 2014 -- and we even have the next 'Captain America' coming in between -- director James Gunn spoke up about loads of things to come.
Since the end of 'Avengers,' fans have been teased with the notion that Thanos is the evil mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he won't serve as the main protagonist in 'Avengers 2' (instead deferring to Ultron), multiple Marvel sources have said that Thanos is a big part of next summer's 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' With that cast announced and the film wrapped, we have to wonder - who exactly is playing Thanos?
There were a lot of big reveals at Comic-Con 2013, but none as accidental as the slip from actor Djimon Hounsou on the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' panel. While talking about his character, Korath, Hounsou revealed that he was close allies with both Ronan the Accuser (the film's main villain, played by Lee Pace) and Thanos in the film. Nearby, director James Gunn and Marvel president Kevin Feige shared a "whoops" look.
Later, Feige explained and elaborated on the role Thanos plays in the film.
It looks like Marvel may have found its "Mad Titan." As the James Gunn-directed 'Guardians of the Galaxy' continues to bulk up its cast, another lead role has been shelled out, this time to Benicio Del Toro. And based on the preliminary character description, it certainly sounds like he'll be playing Thanos.