Next year, we'll be getting our first Tom Holland led Spider-Man film and a third Thor movie that is shaping up to be pretty awesome. But even with that, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may be the most anticipated of the bunch. The film is currently deep into production, and because Gunn is so active on social media, we have learned a few little details here and there. But we still haven't really known who the Guardians will be squaring off against. A new report seems to finally confirm who the main villain of the film will be.
According to JoBlo, the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be Ayesha, who has gone by many other names in Marvel Comics history. You may also know her as Kismet, Paragon or simply Her. The character is an artificial super being, who was created by the Enclave in the comics, who also created Adam Warlock, and is pretty much the male version of Ayesha. He has long been rumored to appear in Vol. 2 as well. As for who is playing the villain, that wasn't confirmed, but she has probably already been cast.
A while back it was announced that The Great Gatsby and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. star Elizabeth Debicki was added to the cast, but her role has not been announced. Given her look and the look of the character, it seems pretty logical that Debicki will be playing Kismet. Again, this is not confirmed, but she has been cast in an as of yet unspecified role and she fits the bill. It is entirely possible that Marvel may be bringing in another actress for the role and that Debicki will be playing someone else entirely.
Outside of learning who the villain is for Vol. 2, we know that the central cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel will all be reprising their roles. There have been quite a few new additions as well, including Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Tommy Flanagan as Tullk, and Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, whose roles have not yet been confirmed. However, it has been heavily rumored that Russell will be playing Star-Lord's father in the film, but that we likely won't know for sure until later. Other reports also surfaced, claiming to have seen Stallone in armor that resembled his original Judge Dredd outfit.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy movie was viewed as a massive risk for Marvel Studios, but really became the thing that proved just how strong the brand was. The film went on to gross nearly $800 million worldwide and was based on a virtually unknown property at the time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to arrive in theaters on May 5, 2017 followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7 and Thor: Ragnarok on November 3.