'Guardians of the Galaxy' Villains Revealed?

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Despice Marvel's efforts to keep the roles of certain cast members -- particularly those playing the villains -- in Guardians of the Galaxy secret, word is out on who those may be.

According to a "solid source" Den of Geek (via Bleedingcool) spoke to, Benicio del Toro, who is rumored to be playing the Collector, is indeed playing that character.

As one of the earliest beings in the universe, the Collector, aka Taneleer Tivan, is extremely powerful and has taken up collecting things, be they living creatures or inanimate objects, to keep himself sane. He foresaw the rise of Thanos as a threat to the Elders of the Universe, a group the Collector is affiliated with.

Del Toro is signed to multiple movies, so expect the Collector to pop up from time to time in other Marvel movies. Ophelia Lovibond is rumored to be playing the Collector's aide.

Lee Pace, who is playing the main villain, is said to be Ronan the Accuser. In the comics, Ronan becomes a good guy over time. Like Thor, he carries a mean hammer.

Doctor Who's Karen Gillan is playing Nebula, a space pirate who claims to be the granddaughter of Thanos. Let's just say Thanos won't take kindly to that claim.

A full cast announcement is expected at Comic-Con, so stay tuned.

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