In a new report that supports months-old rumors, JoBlo is reporting that Elizabeth Debicki, who has been confirmed as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast but whose identity and role in the film have yet to be officially unveiled, will be playing the film’s central antagonist, a villain known as Ayesha.
Also known as Kismet or Paragon in the comics, Ayesha was the “Her” to Adam Warlock’s “Him,” both of whom were genetic experiments created and imbued with cosmic power by a group called the Enclave.
It’s hard to say how much of that will figure into the big screen version of the character, especially with no confirmation as yet that Warlock — a figure who looms much larger in the Marvel Universe than does Ayesha — will even be in the film.
As noted in the piece, Comic Book Movie broke this back in March.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in production and principal photography now for a 2017 release. The entire principal cast and director James Gunn return from the first chapter. They’re joined by Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Debicki, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, and more. At this point, most of the new actors’ roles are unknown and/or mysterious.
Gunn has also said that, aside from Peter Quill, there will be no major characters in the film of human ancestry, thus presumably cutting out those persistent “Avengers cameo” rumors.
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