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benicio del toro guardians of the galaxy gi Benicio Del Toro joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in lead roleThe cast of Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” just keeps on getting better.

Just a few short days after it was revealed that both Glenn Close and “Doctor Who” favorite Karen Gillan had joined the already star-studded ensemble, Deadline reports on Monday (June 3) that Benicio Del Toro has come aboard the James Gunn-directed film.

His role is being kept under wraps, but Deadline says it’s a lead role and one that’s built to be a part of future Marvel films, meaning Del Toro has signed a deal with options to insert him in several films.

Joining Del Toro, Close and Gillan join the previously-announced Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly. Production on the film is expected to begin mid-June in the U.K.