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Benicio del Toro Joins Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

"Doctor Who's" Karen Gillan also recently joined the cast of Marvel's "Star Wars"

Marvel continues to add some interesting acting clout to its space-set superhero fantasy “Guardians of the Galaxy,” with Benicio Del Toro the latest thesp to join the growing cast.

The character Del Toro would play has not yet to be revealed.

Like most actors that sign up to star in Marvel’s films, Del Toro’s deal will involve multiple films.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly and Dave Bautista also star, while “Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan recently signed on to play a female villain.

James Gunn (“Super”) is directing “Guardians,” which Disney will release Aug. 1, 2014.

“Guardians” revolves around a U.S pilot who bands with a group of ex-cons from other planets after he’s thrust in the middle of a universal conflict. Marvel is positioning the film as its own “Star Wars.”

Del Toro will next be seen in “Jimmy P,” which bowed at the Cannes Film Festival.

Deadline first broke the news.

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