As is normally the case with upcoming films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are quick to find any sources of information that they can. Unfortunately, this also leads to many fans relying on rumors and faulty reports. One such report, that Daniela Melchior would be in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 as the character Moondragon, has now been debunked by James Gunn.
As you can see below, one Twitter user shared set photos of Daniela Melchior from the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. They believed that they proved not only that Daniela Melchior was part of the film, but that she’d be playing Moondragon as well. Upon sharing this belief, James Gunn took the opportunity to reply.
Here’s what he said:
“I never said she wasn’t part of the cast. I said she wasn’t Moondragon. That is still true.”
I never said she wasn’t part of the cast. I said she wasn’t Moondragon. That is still true.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 1, 2022
What’s more, James Gunn further debunked the Daniela Melchior rumor in another tweet during a social media Q&A. In that post he wrote the following via ComicBook:
“I can confirm (and confirm she’s wonderful in the role),” Gunn tweeted Wednesday morning. “[Daniela Melchior] is one of my favorite people & actors around, & I hope this is just the second of many projects we’ll work on together.”
It turns out that Daniela Melchior, while not playing Moondragon, was still intended to have a surprise role in the film. Now that the cat is out of the bag, she gave the following statement on Twitter:
“Omg I’m shocked with this tweet and that this secret just got out I’ll keep your kind words in my heart @JamesGunn AND YES I CONFIRM TOO THAT I’M IN GUARDIANS BABYYYYYYY”
Original Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 director James Gunn returned to direct this third installment. The cast for the upcoming film 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.