The Collector Described As Outer Space Liberace In Guardians Of The Galaxy

Benicio Del Toro Guardians Of The Galaxy

Spoiler Warning: If you're someone that likes to stay spoiler free, then you should probably avoid all entertainment media covering upcoming Marvel Studios movies for the next couple of days. Marvel Studios has already opened Thor: The Dark World internationally, and detailed spoilers appear in various video interviews, like the one embedded below.

In the Thor: The Dark World mid-credits scene, fans got to see their first look at The Collector, as played by Benicio Del Toro. Del Toro's performance as The Collector has divided fans online with some loving his over-the-top zany style and others absolutely hating it. Detractors have compared Benicio Del Toro's look for The Collector to Will Ferrel's character Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander.Will Ferrel Zoolander

Whether fans love or hate the mid-credits performance, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is very pleased with Benicio's performance and says the script called for "an outer-space Liberace."

In an interview with MTV News, Gunn explained, "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.' 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. He really came in prepared and doing something utterly unique and he's mesmerizing the whole time he's in the movie."

Guardians Of The Galaxy is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on August 1, 2014.