Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may still be at least a couple more years away from release, but James Gunn’s threequel has already been the subject of a fair amount of hearsay and speculation. For example, it’s become a popular prediction that the film will serve as the MCU debut of Adam Warlock, and there’s even a rumor going round that Zac Efron is in the running for the part.
Meanwhile, another claim that sprung up online a couple of months ago is that Star Wars legend Mark Hamill is being eyed to play the mysterious creator of Rocket Raccoon. And while Hamill’s involvement has yet to be confirmed, a source close to We Got This Covered has at least backed up the rumor that Rocket’s creator will be the villain of the film.
According to the source, our heroes will somehow cross paths with the creator, who’ll try to take Rocket back, which sounds like it ties in very well with the overarching theme of family in the series. Star-Lord, Nebula and Gamora have already confronted their own respective father figures, so why not their furry little friend, too?
As for Hamill, the report added that the Luke Skywalker actor may play the villain, though it doesn’t sound like it’s a sure thing yet. For what it’s worth, we do know that Gunn met up with Hamill last year, though the substance of that meeting remains up for speculation.
Regardless, we’ll hopefully get some clarification before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 goes into production, which may be as soon as next year. In the meantime, the MCU’s Phase 3 comes to a close with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2nd.