After a tremendously bland and disappointing Phase 4 and a start to Phase 5 that has not gone down too well among the fandom, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ arrived in our theaters a few weeks ago revealing the best face of Marvel Studios and sneaking into the top positions of his Cinematic Universe with a magnificent adventure full of heart.
James Gunn’s farewell to La casa de las ideas before leaving for DC to start his project shaping ‘Superman Legacy’ has been in style, and in addition to his eyes swollen from tired of crying, has left us one of the great villains of the MCU: an abhorrent High Evolutionary played by a Chukwudi Iwuji in his sauce.
The fate of the High Evolutionary
Talking about this antagonist means talking about his fate after the climax of the film —be careful with spoilers from this point on. When he had the opportunity to complete his revenge, Rocket decides not to turn into a monster and not shoot the High Evolutionary when he has him at his mercy.; all this before their ship explodes and the Guardians have to evacuate its occupants.
Years of consuming fiction in various forms—whether it be series, comics, feature films, or video games—have taught us to distrust when we do not see a character die on screen or in the cartoon in an obvious way. Knowing this, it is logical that the viewers of ‘Vol. 3 ‘doubt about the fate of the perfidious villain and begin to theorize about his survival after the collapse of the ship.
As has happened on other occasions, the fandom was right, and this was confirmed by Miguel Ángel Acevedo Montserrat during an interview with Strip Marvel. The VFX artist pointed out that during the evacuation scene, when the animals and heroes flee into the flames, Drax can be seen carrying the body of the High Evolutionary.
For his part, Chukwudi Iwuji, without being so explicit, suggested this idea during a conversation on Comicbook.com’s Phase Zero podcast, underlining the fact that he is not seen dying and pointing to the existence of an alternate ending in which the fate of his character would be explained in more detail.
“Well, let me put it this way. I hope you see an extended version or maybe an alternate ending, which we actually shot… The thing is, Rocket doesn’t shoot me. They ask him why he doesn’t kill him and he You say, ‘No, I’m not going to.’ And you don’t actually see me go down with the ship. So I’ll leave it there.”
In case there was any doubt about it, the head of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ has finished confirming the fan theory, not to vary, through your Twitter account. When a user asked if the High Evolutionary was still alive, linking to an article that included the above, James Gunn replied the following:
“For people who want spoilers, what is pointed out in that article is in the movie.”
Does this mean that the High Evolutionary will return at some point in the Multiverse Saga? Only time will tell but As far as Marvel and the world of superheroes in general are concerned, death is never final.; even when it is represented in the most obvious way possible.
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