James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has garnered immense love from both critics and audiences, solidifying its position as a standout entry in Phase 5 of the Avengers saga. Gunn’s name has become interchangeable with the future of comic book films, thanks to his exceptional career in the genre.
Regrettably, this film marks Gunn’s final contribution to the Marvel universe as his focus shifts entirely toward his extensive involvement with DC and its related projects.
Despite his departure from Marvel, Gunn’s recent interviews revolve around the iconic villain featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the High Evolutionary. Fans eagerly awaited the fate of this formidable character.
The High Evolutionary, renowned as one of Marvel’s most powerful enemies, ultimately meets defeat. In the comics, many civilizations consider him a god, particularly the species he created and transformed into evolved and perfect beings according to his own principles.
The Suicide Squad director reveals a deleted scene shedding light on this, which will likely be included as extras in the film. However, it was removed to maintain the pacing of the final product.
So, what happens to Chukwudi Iwuji’s villain in the film? James Gunn explains, “Well, let me just put it this way. I’m hoping you’ll see an extended version or maybe an alternate ending, you know, that we certainly did film. I mean the whole point in Marvel is that unless you see someone die they haven’t necessarily died and even if they do die what does that mean in the multiverse, right? But, the point is that Rocket doesn’t shoot me. They make a point of saying why don’t you kill him and he says no, I’m not going to kill him. And you don’t actually see me go down with the ship. So, I’ll just leave it at that.”