All you really need to know about him is that he's an Eternal (space guy who doesn't die) and he collects stuff. Seriously. The more unique and rare, the better and he isn't afraid to do bad stuff to add to his collection. And he keeps all his stuff in his ship, displaying them like trophies.
I don't know how the movie is going to play out, but when Thanos took an Infinity Gem from him in the comics, he came across as a bit of an idiotic douchebag, especially for a minor character. With a name like Benicio Del Toro playing him, I assume they'll give him some kind of expanded role and, I assume, make him less of an idiot.
There, now you're all ready. :)
James Gunn has already used the term 'Space Liberace' in regards to the Collector, so I am not sure how serious they are shooting for.
After reading the wiki page, he sounds like the worst guy ever to entrust the ether stuff to
Here Comes... The Annihilation Omnibus - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Well, if you want to start reading the recent incarnation of Marvel's cosmic comics, this is the place to start. If it wasn't for Annihilation, and the excellent work by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning on it, there wouldn't be a Guardians Of The Galaxy movie on the way.
An Omnibus might be a bit big for a first time, but the trades are pretty pricey at the moment, so...
Marvel Officially Confirms Paul Rudd Is Ant-Man - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Meh. Gotta figure Wright will make it work, but I am not a huge Rudd fan. The star wattage in the future Avengers flick just got even more ridiculous.
Edgar Wright Teases ANT-MAN Story and Using Scott Lang as the Protagonist Instead of Hank Pym | Collider
Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of “Tales to Astonish” mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him.