Taneleer Tivan, or The Collector…
…is an Elder in the Marvel Comics Universe created by Stan Lee and Don Heck who first appeared in Avengers #28.
Marvel Comics The Avengers #28 (First appearance of The Collector)
The Collector is portrayed by Benicio Del Toro in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His debut was in the Thor: The Dark World post credits scene, then he had a more substantial role in the Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Next up, he is slated to appear in the Disney California Adventure attraction Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and then in Avengers: Infinity War.
I have been a fan of Benicio Del Toro for quite some time and when I heard he would be playing The Collector, I was delighted. I’m really enjoying his take on Taneleer Tivan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far and am looking forward to his next appearance. I consider Benicio one of my favorite actors and feel a connection with the character of The Collector… Because reasons!