Actor Chukwudi Iwuji said he would not be revealed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Rolle is “extremely powerful” and one of the “most complex characters we’ve seen in the freaking Marvel Universe.”
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 47-year-old Nigerian-British actor teased some details about his secret MCU role.
“Powerful,” he said. “Extremely strong. Complex. James and I talked about it, but he’s certainly one of the most complex characters we’ve seen in the friggin’ Marvel Universe. So he’s deeply complex and deeply powerful, and I hope he’s intriguing. I hope I can make it happen.”
Iwuji was soon cast in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 back in November 2021 Will Poulter was cast as Adam Warlock. Although we’ve known about Poulter’s role for some time, it seems Marvel is keen to keep details of Iwuji’s character under wraps.
“Chuk actually joined the cast,” says director James Gunn wrote on Twitter. “After working with him on Peacemaker, I didn’t want to let go of one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with – so I gave him the role that most of the great actors in Hollywood wanted.”
While details are scarce, it certainly sounds like a big part. Since Iwuji states that this is an extremely powerful and complex character, it sounds like he will have an important role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Iwuji will be familiar to Peacemaker viewers, where he played Clemson Murn – and impressed Gunn enough to switch from DC to Marvel for his next big project.
“I literally went from dancing on stage to James saying, ‘Come on, I want you to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 3,'” explained Iwuji. “And I remember it was one of the few real times in my life that I was speechless. I just looked at him and I was like, ‘Um, yeah, okay.’ So that’s what he offered. I mean, we still had to go through Kevin Feige and certain people, but apparently he had already spoken to them and they liked the idea.”
Recently we learned that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is likely to be the last film with the current Guardians cast, and while little is known about the plot, it looks like it Rocket Raccoon’s backstory will play an important role.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was written and directed by James Gunn, with Gunn also serving as producer along with Kevin Feige.
Chris Pratt returns as Star-Lord alongside Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon. They are joined by Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter and Chukwudi Iwuji.
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