06/04/2013 08:27 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Benicio Del Toro Will Appear In Marvel Superhero Movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Benicio Del Toro is a tough guy beyond compare – just think back to his roles in films like “Sin City” and “Traffic” – but now he looks like he may get into superhero mode with the news that he’s been tapped to join the cast of the upcoming Marvel Studios franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

NBC Latino has confirmed that the 46-year-old will be joining the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a new superhero film which will be the first film of a Marvel property that will be similar in feel to “Iron Man” and “The Avengers.” The role has been described as a “lead” character by Deadline.

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