Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn finally speaks up about the rumored casting of pop diva Lady Gaga in the movie. Fans have been speculating that the singer-songwriter may have taken a role in the MCU which many have been anticipating to know.
Fans with keen eyes may have spotted a new character hugging Rocket Raccoon in the official trailer. This otter is Lylla, the love interest of Bradley Cooper’s character. Before Lylla’s trailer debut, there have been rumors that she might appear and will be played by Lady Gaga.
After Cooper and Gaga’s outstanding performance and chemistry in A Star Is Born, fans would inevitably campaign for them to reunite. To set the record straight, Gunn finally spoke up.
Will Lady Gaga Appear As Lylla in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3?
James Gunn responded to the rumors about the singer’s casting as Lylla. A fan asked the director if the name of the actress starts with “Ga” and ends with “Ga,” to which he promptly replied: “it does not.”
It seems that all hope is lost at this moment because many fans have been anticipating Lady Gaga’s casting. But, since Gunn has already confirmed and cleared things out, the theory has been debunked.
Gunn also reveals that he wanted to introduce Lylla because of Rocket Raccoon. He spoke to Collider about his purpose for bringing in the character:
“The reason why I needed to finish this is because I love the character of Rocket more than any character I’ve ever dealt with before, and I needed to finish his story, and that is what Volume 3 is about. I absolutely needed to do it, and I think we’ve done it in a spectacular way that I can’t wait for people to see.”
The director has a soft spot for Rocket Raccoon and wanted to give his story a strong conclusion. He revealed in an interview with EW that his journey with the Guardians started with the fan-favorite character:
“I have a special closeness to the character of Rocket, and I knew I needed to finish telling his story. I knew that that was what started me on this journey, was seeing who he could be and who he was, where he came from. And the thing that grounded me initially in the Guardians.”
With this revelation, fans could expect to see more of Rocket Raccoon’s backstory in the upcoming third installment.
Who Is Going To Voice Lylla?
There is no announcement or confirmation of any actress playing Lylla, but it will certainly be someone who would match Cooper’s enthusiasm and has great chemistry with the actor. Since Lady Gaga has been ruled out from the list, it may have been because she is preparing for an upcoming huge role.
The singer has confirmed that she will be starring in Joker 2 movie opposite Joaquin Phoenix. The film is scheduled to release on October 2024.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will arrive in theaters on May 5, 2023.
Source: The Direct