Guardians of the Galaxy star Benicio del Toro is set to exchange one collection for another, joining the live-action adaptation of Dora the Explorer as the voice of the antagonist Swiper the Fox.
Directed by James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass), the Paramount Players movie stars Isabela Moner (Instant Family) as Dora, with Ant-Man and the Wasp's Michael Peña and Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Eva Longoria playing her parents.
Del Toro is a relatively late addition to the cast, having been signed on two weeks after the film wrapped production in Australia.
The live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's hit animated children's series follows an older Dora about to enter high school, effectively having to leave behind a life of exploring jungles and looting treasure boxes. She is joined by her best friend Boots (an anthropomorphic monkey), her cousin Diego, and a group of teenage explorers, as they set out on a daring quest to rediscover an ancient Inca civilization and rescue Dora's parents.
Swiper the Fox has long served as Dora's foil in the cartoon, showing up at opportune moments to try and steal her valuables. Viewers are called upon to say, "Swiper, no swiping" with Dora and Boots as soon as the thieving fox is spotted.
This isn't del Toro's first time portraying a seasoned scavenger, of course. The actor has played Taneleer Tivan, better known as The Collector, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2013.
Directed by James Bobin, Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Adriana Barraza, Q'orianka Kilcher, and Benicio del Toro as Swiper. It hits theaters on Aug. 2, 2019.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)