'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' gets its main villain?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the shooting of which started last month, may have the High Evolutionary as the main antagonist. As per reports, he is "the one who created Rocket." Nothing is confirmed as of now, but if it does happen, we will be seeing the backstory of our favorite genetically-modified raccoon getting unfolded in front of us when the film releases.
- Alongside the Avengers members, Marvel fans also love those who are part of the Guardians of the Galaxy team.
- Right from Chris Pratt's Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, and Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer to Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper), we enjoy their banters, bromance, and romance.
- And, their villains are also iconic, so who would mind this complete package?
The update on the High Evolutionary joining the gang comes from KC Walsh of The Direct, who is known for such scoops. He told in a podcast, "I did hear - this is a thing that's been floating around - the villain of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the High Evolutionary," adding, "that he's gonna be the one who created Rocket."
He debuted in The Mighty Thor #134 (1966), written by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. In the comics, the character did carry out biological experiments and created animal-human hybrids, so the Rocket angle clicks. Also, part three should keep its focus on Rocket's backstory because we know about Quill, Gamora, and the others more or less, but Groot's bestie still remains unknown to us.
James Gunn returns for this part as the director and writer. He had directed and written the first two installments as well, which were released in 2014 and 2017, respectively. The third part is set for a May 5, 2023, theatrical premiere in the US. Apart from the usual cast members, we will also get to see Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) in this film.