MCU fans were thrilled when Benicio del Toro was cast to play The Collector, given the clear implication from his introduction in Thor: The Dark World's mid-credits scene that he'd play a pivotal role in the acquisition and storage of the Infinity Stones.
In the end, though, del Toro's role didn't amount to much more than donning a silly wig and hamming it up for a few short, mostly expository scenes that made little use of his signature stoic intensity.
The Oscar-winning Del Toro certainly has a penchant for elevating supporting characters well above their written station, but in the case of The Collector he was largely just a cog in the tentpole machine, unable to do much but hit his basic markers and get paid - hopefully handsomely, at least.
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