Becoming one of Marvel’s most light-hearted franchises, Guardians of the Galaxy has developed its own fandom and setting thanks to its director James Gunn. Incorporating songs from the 1960s and 1970s, the movie presented an interesting blend between action and comedy.
Many loved the first film and found the second one equally enjoyable, though finding the sequel’s villain starred by Kurt Russell far more memorable. After the third movie was announced, James Gunn confirmed it will be his last film in the franchise at the San Diego Comic-Con, he stated:
“This is the end of that story… I’m sorry. Some stories have an end. It doesn’t mean everybody dies.”
Shakespearean Sociopath in threequel?
Known for having high-powered villains, a world conqueror in the first and a celestial being in the second one, the third movie is expected to go even higher. Starring Peacemaker fame Chukwudi Iwuji as High Evolutionary, while describing him to Collider, the actor stated:
“Shady doesn’t touch it. He is narcissistic, sociopathic, but very charming. I couldn’t have thought of a better character that uses [a] skill set better to join the MCU with.”
Not shying away from commenting on his character, the actor stated how the costume allowed him to be transported and allowed him to enhance his performance. Furthermore, Chukwudi Iwuji expanded on his description of the character, saying:
“Because there’s something very Shakespearean about him, there’s something very emotionally dark about him, and he’s a lot of fun on top of all that.”
High Evolutionary’s ties to the MCU
Despite being introduced next year, the character’s history is already included in the previous films, especially in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fans were introduced to Mount Wundagore where the Scarlet Witch used the mountain as a throne.
In the comics, Mount Wundagore becomes a location where an English scientist named Herbert Wyndham conducted his highly controversial genetic research and ended up being exposed to his Evolutionary Accelerator machine, giving him the usual superhuman abilities.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to premiere in May of 2023