With Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 having been a big summer 2017 hit, few fans are already looking ahead to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. There is no announced release date for the film and only a small number of guaranteed characters or plot points.
But director James Gunn has already started chatting about the potential third film and what could be in store for our favorite galaxy-saving heroes. We gathered the best information from Gunn himself to answer some of the most pressing questions about the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
1. Is Ayesha returning for the third installment?
While the character of Ayesha, the gold-skinned quasi-villain of Vol. 2, was on the slightly underdeveloped side, it’s sounding like she may be getting a second run at it in Vol. 3. According to Gunn, he is expecting that actress Elizabeth Debicki will be reprising the role as the high priestess of the Sovereign.
She should have a serious role to play in the film as well. In the post-credits scene following Vol. 2, there was a massive tease for the first appearance of Adam Warlock in the franchise. The cocoon that Ayesha merely referenced as “Adam?” Yeah, that contains Warlock, who has a relationship to Ayesha in the comics.
Hopefully we’ll get a bit more in-depth explaining of her character and motivations.