Benicio del Toro will return for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

It looks like James Gunn is getting the entire band back together for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, with Benecio del Toro set to reprise his role as the Collector for the forthcoming sequel. How do we know? Because Zoe Saldana said so, that’s how!

The Star Trek actress posted a video on her husband’s Facebook page singing the praises of del Toro’s performance in Sicario before signing off with, "See you on Guardians!" Last time out, the Collector’s treasure trove of intergalactic curios was destroyed by Thanos’s underlings, but it looks like his role isn’t done just yet – could there be another infinity stone coming his way in the next film?

In any case, his return begs one obvious question – will Howard the Duck also be making an appearance? Or will they be saving that for the inevitable buddy-movie spin-off? We’ll find out for sure when Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in the UK on April 28 2017 and the US on May 5 2017.