Rumor Patrol: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Teaser in ‘Thor 2′?

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Benicio Del Toro Guardians of the Galaxy Cast Rumor Patrol: Guardians of the Galaxy Teaser in Thor 2?

There’s plenty in store for those who enjoy Marvel’s selection of superhero movies, and based on their box office success it seems like that includes a lot of moviegoers. Phase Two of the studio’s cinematic universe began earlier this year with Iron Man 3 and there’s plenty more to come as Thor: The Dark World is gearing up to hit theaters later this year, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy arriving in 2014.

The latter movie has been garnering a lot of attention, since not only is it the only Phase Two movie that isn’t a sequel, it’s also perhaps going to be more difficult to sell to mainstream audiences. Norse gods and flying robotic suits are already a proven hit, but will people be so accepting of a talking raccoon who wields guns? With no footage or images from Guardians of the Galaxy yet available, all eyes will be on the other standalone films in the Marvel universe for potential crossover teases to prepare audiences for the superhero space adventure.

Because of this, many comic book fans are currently buzzing with excitement after a statement made by Thor: The Dark World actor Clive Russell, who plays Thor’s older brother Tyr, in an interview with Flicks and the City. When asked about what it was like working with the various American actors on Thor: The Dark World, Russell mentions that Americans tend to be more understated and less theatrical, and as an example of this says:

 “I worked with Benicio Del Toro on a scene in which he was meant to be quite angry, and sitting fifteen feet away I couldn’t hear a word he was saying. But you look on at the screen, and it’s absolutely there.”

Sounds like a pretty clear-cut reveal that Benicio Del Toro (who has been cast in a role – rumored to be The Collector – in Guardians of the Galaxy) is in Thor: The Dark World, doesn’t it? Well, not necessarily. At this point in the interview, Russell is speaking less specifically about Thor: The Dark World and more in general about the differences between American and British styles of acting. With that in mind, his statement that, “I worked with Benicio Del Toro” could easily be referring to the work he did with Del Toro on 2010 horror remake The Wolfman. Russell also seems to be pretty savvy about what he is and isn’t allowed to say, declining to give details about something else in Thor: The Dark World only a minute earlier, so it seems unlikely that he’d drop a spoiler this big in such a casual way.

Clive Russell in Game of Thrones Rumor Patrol: Guardians of the Galaxy Teaser in Thor 2?

Clive Russell in ‘Game of Thrones’

With that in mind, and because it’s always fun to speculate, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be a tease for Guardians of the Galaxy in Thor: The Dark World, especially since it’s not unheard of for Marvel to establish connections between the different franchises during post-credits scenes. With Guardians of the Galaxy set for release between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers 2, it would even make sense for Thor: The Dark World to have a cameo appearance from Gunn’s movie, since it is the other key storyline from the Marvel cinematic universe set in outer space.

In short: will there be a teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy in Thor: The Dark World? Maybe. As of right now, however, there’s no conclusive evidence in that direction. Sorry for the buzzkill.


Thor: The Dark World is out on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

Source: Flicks and the City [via CBM]

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  1. Guardians will probably be one of better films in 2014 :)

    • The best of Phase 2 and of 2014!

    • I hope you’re right!

      I thought that they might tease GOTG in the next Thor, which makes me look forward to that movie even more.

  2. Teaser rumors for future films are annoying now

  3. I can see Thor somehow flying past one or some of the Guardians characters on his way to Midgard to get back an artifact that was lost from Odin’s chamber.

  4. If he worked with Del Toro on a previous film, then that’s very obviously what he’s talking about. Why on Earth (or Asgard) would Tyr be in a scene with an angry Collector? If the Collector is being introduced I doubt it would be more than a glimpse of who he is, with maybe one line at best.

    There really isn’t a story here, sadly.

    • Yeah, I agree. I’m getting tired of sites trying to make stories out of absolutely nothing. Obviously, he was referring to The Wolfman

      • True, that is what he said in the article but between Thor 2 and Cap 2, the more likely movie the Guardians teaser could be attached to is Thor due to the space/other worlds connection.

        So in a way, it’s like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon in that two seemingly unconnected things are connected somehow.

      • We only reported on it in order to debunk it, since it was all over the place. ;-) Rumor Patrol is our low-budget version of Snopes.

        • Wait, Snopes has a budget?

          How much is Vic paying you? Not enough I’d say. Lets all form a union.

        • Ah, I see. I understand that completely, but I would suggest that you perhaps make a little more distinction between the ‘outlandish speculation’ Rumor Patrol (Hannah, I pity you being a fellow Brit and being forced to spell it the American way :p) articles and the ones with a little more concrete info. It’s very easy to click on a Rumor Patrol article expecting it to contain something that actually comes from a source, such as this article:

          Which in terms of how it’s titled, is basically the same but without ‘Rumor Patrol’. I imagine with a system like this, there’s a lot of people either clicking ‘Rumor Patrol’ articles and being disappointed with the lack of any real info, or glossing over articles such as the Batman Beyond one (which actually does contain new info from some kind of a source that isn’t just speculation) because they assume there won’t be any real content in them.

          If I hadn’t had this exchange of posts with Hannah, I wouldn’t know that Rumor Patrol was its own separate thing, unless I happened to pick up on the trend of how the Rumor Patrol articles were written. I don’t know if any of that makes sense, but I love the site in general so just thought I’d give a little feedback!

          • I always thought rumours were just that, a total rumour with no actual confirmation other than asking someone involved and getting a vague answer or something.

            It’s the fault of those who take it as gospel and then get angry and discourteous to the SR staff (Staff? Volunteers? Slaves?) because something turns out to not be what they expected.

            Oh well, best thing to do is wait and see, that’s always my method of doing things.

            • “I always thought rumours were just that, a total rumour” – if there’s anything that hints that a more distinct line between rumours and news might be necessary, it’s this definition of the word ‘rumour’.

              I wasn’t being angry or discourteous, and unless you’re a SR staff member in disguise, I’m sure they don’t need you to stick up for them.

              • I never said you were being angry or discourteous, I was merely pointing out those who have over the past year and a half I’ve browsed this site.

                And yes, they can indeed defend themselves (and have) but I personally hate seeing idiots who troll the comments section attacking members and staff because they have one idea how a movie will turn out and then the reality is far different and they can’t handle it.

                Pretty sure you’d agree with me that those kinds of people aren’t welcome to join in conversations about movies.

                I’d say something about the fact you seemed a little too defensive there but I won’t bother cause there’s no need. Just calm yourself, have a cup of tea, turn on a fan and if you have Sky Movies Premiere, put it on at 1:20am (30 minutes time) because my fave movie of 2012 is repeated, that movie being Dredd.

                Maybe the brilliance of that movie and the need to spread the word about spreading our great British comic book industry will get out there to the rest of the world and see a Dredd sequel, a Tank Girl reboot and many other great English properties turned into movies so it’s not all Marvel and DC hogging the limelight. Yes?

                • Uh oh, comment awaiting moderation.

                • Haha. Good reply. I’m sorry, I was being a little over-sensitive. Think I reached critical mass for the day when it came to ‘time spent debating things on the internet’. Definitely agree with what you say.

                  I don’t have Sky Movies, but Dredd is very much on my list of things I need to watch. Thanks for moving it up a little.

          • Speaking of rumors (Oh boy, here I go stretching again to work into one of my retarded jokes), another spelling of this pronunciation could be roomer. A roomer is like a a boarder, which sounds like border which makes you think “Where is that goofy Goldilocks going with this, and what does it have to do with anything we were discussing?”). Well, I told you it was pretty retarded reaching, and a whacko joke set-up, but anyways, on with the joke:

            Little Billy showed up for his second-grade class one morning, and the teacher noticed he looked very sad. “Why are you looking so sad and tearful, Billy?”, she asked.
            “I’m sad because I didn’t have any breakfast”, he sniffed.
            The teacher felt sorry for him, but with nothing she could do, she said, “Well, I’m sorry to hear that Billy, but I guess it’s best to take your mind off it and proceed with today’s lesson. We’ll start with geography. Class, open your books. Who can tell me where the Spanish border is?”
            Billy raised his hand, and was called on, and said, “The Spanish boarder is in bed with mama. That’s why I didn’t have any breakfast!”

            • …as the other readers pull out their clobbering clubs and crack a smile….mine….

      • I think it is called ASSUMPTION, which means guessing without any fact that relate to it. I believe we have quite plenty of it nowadays in this virtual space called the internet.

  5. I have been saying this since the beginning of the before iron man 3 and the thor 2 came out that marvel needs to step up its game
    And continue to buildup next marvel movie with either better post credits scenes or start introducing new heroes in the movies.
    All marvel fans want to see more, i dont want to ever see another marvel movie that amounts to nothing like iron man 3. Much credit
    To some of those fans here on screenrant who really know source material and not pretend to know. Hopefully with this annoucement thor 2 rocks.

    • Wait.

      You’re saying that those who enjoyed IM3 don’t know the source material?

      Because I bought, received and enjoyed the Extremis book in 2011 and also loved IM3 despite its (much welcome in my opinion) changes to the source material.

      Might have to explain yourself there if I’m completely wrong in what I think you’re trying to say here.

      • here here, and a harumph!

        • not what i meant, if there are iron man fans who are new and enjoyed the movie iam happy for them. For myself however and old school fans we expect more detail and new and accurate story elements.

    • I’m a movie fan (not just Marvel), and I have to admit that I have to disagree with you on that ‘Marvel needs to step up’.
      The problem with the end-credits are that they’re starting to get predictable. Even Kevin Feige felt that too.
      I think the biggest problem with IM3 (and a general issue with other movies nowadays), is how audience/moviegoers expected (perhaps a little bit) too much with the movies. Great expectation ultimately leads to huge disappointment when it doesn’t meet the exact thing that was expected.
      I personally held back my expectation the minute I read Feige’s interview regarding that ‘end-credit’ stuff. He basically had already warned us that Marvel was going to shake things up with Phase 2. Probably that’s the main reason why I don’t have any bad feeling with that IM3 end-credit, in fact I enjoy it because Marvel is definitely trying something new and not just repeating the same’ol formula (eventhough that worked). In my opinion, Marvel had already ‘stepped up’ with their decision on IM3 :)

      • i loved the pc scene in im3. it continued the bonding between banner & stark, that i think if marvel gets rdj for 1 more pic after avengers 3, it should be an iron man/hulk team up. those 2 had such great chemistry in the avengers that marvel is missing a big opportunity with this, i think. so yeah.

        • What kevin feige needs to acknowledge is the old school fans who know iron man well are tired of nothing but more then robots and silly ideas. The best iron man movie i have seen is iron man rise of the techonovore. Bring something that electric to the screen and then you are stepping up to the plate. MOS sure as heck brought it to the house with action and visual effects.

    • Better post-credit scenes would be a plus for me. The Indian phlegm-feast that no one looked like they were enjoying (either on the screen or in the audience) and the discussion on the pseudo-shrink couch between Banner and Stark did not contribute anything positive, and in fact detracted from, the enjoyment of the rest of the films.

    • I enjoyed IM3 very much, and I think its one of the better films in a very good film universe. I don’t have any objection to the post- credits scene, but I do feel they should have added another one to tease GotG.

  6. I think it’d be great to link Thor 2 and GotG, specifically because they’re the “Cosmic Marvel” projects in the MCU.

  7. Compared to the IM3-GotG end credit rumor, I must say, this one is much more believable considering Thor’s cosmic nature.
    Despite his appearance/inclusion in the new GotG comic, Iron Man is definitely more earth-bound and his end-credit scene with Banner was more suitable, especially with his anxiety towards aliens throughout the movie.
    If Del Toro is really playing the Collector, then I’m sure he’ll come to take one of the artefacts in Odin’s chamber, and that will be not surprising.
    Then again, let’s just hope and not expected too much, people expected too much with IM3 and look what happened next.

  8. Of-course he’s talking about the Wolfman, Thor had finished filming before Del Toro was even signed for GotG… among other reason.

    • The Shwarma end credits scene for The Avengers was filmed well after the film had been finished. If I’m not mistaken, even after it had been released in some regions.

  9. Alrighty then. We can safely say epic fail on the “rumor patrol”. It’s like saying “RDJ was having coffee with Vin Diesel… Could Vin be the next Iron Man?” A little more credibility goes a long way. Nice rant just to keep a job I would say.

    • The purpose of Rumor Patrol is to patrol rumors. This is a current rumor, which is why we patrolled it.

      • The proper way to “patrol” would be to perhaps reveal more of the interview rather a statement. The statement didn’t give much off anyway.

        • I included a link to the interview (twice) and explained the original context of the quote – as well as the wider context of Russell’s previous work alongside Del Toro – and why it suggests Russell wasn’t referring to Thor: The Dark World. The article makes it clear that this rumor is the result of information being misconstrued. I’m not sure how you could have interpreted anything written above as an endorsement of it.

  10. If this turns out to be true, it’s a pretty huge spoiler… The Maria Hill appearance as well.

    Come on guys! I know things are probably crazy what with Comic Con and all, but is a spoiler warning too much to ask for? At the very least, don’t give the whole thing away in the article title or thumbnail. :(

    • I agree. It would be nice to see some more promising post credit scenes for GOTG considering the risks Marvel is taking with them.

  11. That picture of Del Toro looks like Moe Howard of the 3 Stooges after a hard night of partying!

  12. My money is on the post credit scene taking place in Odin’s Vault.

  13. Just saw Thor 2 – rumour confirmed!
    Guardians of the Galaxy setup at during the after credits scene.