Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is continuing to move steadily through production, we’ve been receiving all sorts of exciting new looks at the film. Now one such look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 appears to have confirmed a previous scoop we had back in January regarding the film’s villain. It appears that actor Chukwudi Iwuji, who fans may recognize from James Gunn’s DCEU series Peacemaker, has been cast as the High Evolutionary for the highly-anticipated sequel.
This new look comes via Cosmic Circus, where graffiti from the film’s set has teased the inclusion of the High Evolutionary. Furthermore, they believe this is Counter-Earth, a location from the comics that’s strongly associated with the High Evolutionary. In these comics, he creates a number of human-animal hybrids that populate Counter-Earth.
As you can see below:
I think the key is that it’s not just any alien world, but the High-Evolutionary’s Counter-Earth. The conceit of Counter- Earth is that’s it’s just like our Earth but populated by High-Evolutionary’s humanoid animal experiments. The graffiti looks High-Evolutionary inspired… pic.twitter.com/AEItClPnzb
Cosmic Circus also included this image of graffiti which has a strong resemblance to both the High Evolutionary and Chukwudi Iwuji:
It’s worth noting that while Chukwudi Iwuji’s involvement in the film was previously confirmed, it remained unannounced whether or not he’d be playing the film’s villain. Now that we have these new set photos, this essentially confirms our previous report. It looks like Chukwudi Iwuji will be playing the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. When fans consider how crazy these behind-the-scenes photos already are, and knowing how excellent of a performance he gave in Peacemaker, it certainly sounds like audiences will be in for a treat. As such, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates on this project as we have them. At this rate, it shouldn’t be much longer before we have even more surprising looks at the film.
The cast for the upcoming filmGuardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Will Poulter is joining the cast as Adam Warlock.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will be released on May 5, 2023.