Guardians of the Galaxy is returning soon for a third and final film within the MCU. We now know the name of the main antagonist of the feature film.
A few months ago, we wondered about what Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might well recount after Thanos’ eradication and Gamora’s escape. We drew a parallel with the comics, evoking the possibility that the eccentric Evolutionary seeks to make The gardians. What is it exactly?
The Master is him!
And the rumors are confirmed! Indeed, it is indeed the actor Chukwudi Iwuji (announced at the casting last January, in a role unknown until now) who will interpret the Master of Evolution. He will face Rocket, Groot, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and, of course, Captain Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), among others. The news was made official by Kevin Feige and Iwuji himself, in costume, on stage at San Diego Comic-Con.
— IGN (@IGN) July 24, 2022
“Chukwudi Iwuji, from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, appeared in his Evolutionary costume and interrupted the Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con.”
In the comics, the High Evolutionary is a scientist obsessed with his work on genetic mutations. Her story is closely linked to that of Rocket (which should also be the case in the film adaptation) but also to Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch. At the time, some thought he might make an appearance in Wanda Vision… It was ultimately not the case, but it is not excluded that it will take more and more importance in the next films of the MCU.
At Comic-Con precisely, Marvel formalized many upcoming projects for the Marvel universe … Including a new Captain America and two new movies avengers expected for 2025 (yes, both, six months apart).