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Guardians Of The Galaxy   ⋄ November 6, 2013

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ promises to be the quirkiest entry to the superhero genre to date, especially with director James Gunn’s proclamation that Benicio Del Toro’s, The Collector, is “like an outer-space Liberace.”

During an interview with MTV News, Gunn discussed the character in more depth, admitting, “He’s out there man. He’s the best. He’s so out there. We just kept watching him on set and being like, ‘Oh my God’.”

Gunn added that even he was taken aback by the Puerto Rican’s portrayal, stating, “He’s probably the character that was the most different from what I imagined. Although I did sort of say he’s like an outer-space Liberace. That’s what it says in the script, which he’s kind of doing.”

The director then affirmed, “He really came in prepared and doing something utterly unique and he’s mesmerising the whole time he’s in the movie.”

The first look at The Collector divided fans, with many stating that he was way too over the top with his performance, which saw him collect the Infinity Stone, Aesther, from Asgard’s Volstagg and Sif. After taking this cataclysmic force from the warriors he then suspiciously notes, “One down, five to go.” I told you to look away.

Gunn directed this sneaky peek, and he declared that it was shot in just a few hours. “I got the script that morning, ” remarked Gunn,” and I did it in two hours at the end of a day of second unit shooting.”

Personally, I believe that Del Toro had an imposing campness that will suit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s’ mood and style perfectly, and I became more and more enthralled with each flamboyant gesture and remark during the brief sequence. On the other-hand some detractors have simply compared him to Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander, who was famously played by Will Ferrell. Which it’s hard to argue with.




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