James Gunn Names The Best Actor He Has Ever Worked With!

James Gunn Names The Best Actor He Has Ever Worked With
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Guardians of the Galaxy’s director James Gunn spills the tea and reveals his favorite actor to work with. The newly appointed CEO of DC Studios is now on his last tenure with Marvel Studios, and his final project with the team is the upcoming third installment of the Guardians movie saga.

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James Gunn

The director has been a great asset to the studio, and his invaluable efforts in bringing the story of the Guardians to life are truly appreciated by fans. Gunn is also known for being generous with compliments when it comes to actors he works with.

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James Gunn Reveals The Best Actor He Has Collaborated With

The recent Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+ proved to be a delight to fans, in which Gunn heavily complimented Dave Bautista’s and Pom Klementieff’s performances. They portray Drax The Destroyer and Mantis in the movies, respectively.

James Gunn also previously praised Margot Robbie’s outstanding performance in The Suicide Squad and said, “She’s probably my favorite DC character, and Margot Robbie is probably the best actor I’ve ever worked with, bar none.” Although, this was two years ago. The Guardians of the Galaxy director has a new favorite, and it is the High Evolutionary actor Chukwudi Iwuji.

Chuk has indeed joined the cast. After working with him on Peacemaker I wasn’t about to let go of one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with – so I gave him the role most every big-name actor in Hollywood wanted.”

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Chukwudi Iwuji

The director also hyped up fans with Iwuji’s upcoming performance in the movie, saying it was a “truly explosive performance.” Chukwudi Iwuji told CNET that it was Gunn who offered him the role in GOTG, and the latter firmly assured him that he was perfect for the role.


I’m not competing with anyone but, in many ways, myself. By that point, me and him [Gunn] had thrown ideas back and forth, because he really wanted this character grounded. He said, ‘The reason is I want you to ground this. And I want your imagination. I want you to ground him in someone human.’

This went to show that Gunn wanted Iwuji to play the powerful cosmic being but still possess that ‘humanness’ in him.

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First Look At Chukwudi Iwuji as High Evolutionary In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer

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Chukwudi Iwuji

The Nigerian actor has already impressed James Gunn and the Marvel Studios team with his exemplary performance. Fans have already been treated to a first look at the third volume of the Guardians saga. Check out the trailer below.


They also witnessed the menacing look of the High Evolutionary in the preview. The character will have something to do with Rocket Raccoon’s traumatic backstory.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is coming to theaters this May 5, 2023.

Source: The Direct


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