The Marvel rumor mill can’t seem to stop spinning. Following the rumor that Thor: Ragnarok will incorporate the “Planet Hulk” story arc, comes rumors about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The sequel is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, and we still know very little about it aside from the fact that Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) are probably protecting the galaxy while causing all sorts of trouble.
As little as we know about the plot, we even know less about the new actors that will be joining the cast for the sequel. Aside from the fact that Pom Klementieff will play Mantis, Chris Sullivan is Taserface, Tommy Flanagan will be Tullk, we know that Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell will star in the film as well with one of them presumably playing Star-Lord’s long-lost father, but that is just speculation. This new rumor is centered on Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) and the character she will be playing. More on the story below.
The rumor comes from JoBlo, who has an excellent reputation for rumors and breaking news. According to them, Debicki will be playing the villainess Ayesha aka Her aka Kismet aka Paragon. The site says that she may go by different names and has taken different forms, she has been most known for being a blonde goddess-like being. Here’s how the site describes the character:
Now, the significance of Ayesha in GUARDIANS 2 and the greater MCU is rather huge, especially when you consider that she was created by The Enclave, a group of scientists dedicated to taking control of the world, starting with the creation of the perfect genetic beings, made to restart humanity. Their first version of this, called HIM, would later evolve into the character known as Adam Warlock, who escaped The Enclave. However, The Enclave made a second being, which became HER aka Ayesha, who also escapes and goes looking for HIM, who she considers to be her perfect mate to start a new perfect race.
It’s still not clear how Ayesha’s role will fit into the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But with the MCU could be ushering a new era of cinematic villains by having male protagonists going up against the likes of powerful goddesses. Cate Blanchett will play Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death and the main villain in Thor: Ragnarok.
In addition to Ayesha, the site adds that the Guardians will also be appearing in one of the Avengers: Infinity War films. How big of a role they will have in the film or films remains to be seen, but their appearance wasn’t entirely unexpected.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5, 2017.