Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may still be a few years away from reaching theaters, but James Gunn’s threequel has already been the subject of a fair amount of rumors and speculation online. For example, it’s become a popular prediction that the film will bring about the MCU debut of Adam Warlock, and there’s even a rumor going around that Zac Efron could be up for the part.
Meanwhile, another report that sprung up online a while back is that Star Wars legend Mark Hamill is being eyed to play the mysterious creator of Rocket Raccoon. And while his involvement has yet to be confirmed, a source close to We Got This Covered told us the other day that Rocket’s creator will indeed be the villain of the film.
But what are the chances of the beloved actor actually taking the role? Well, ComicBook.com has looked over the evidence and put together a pretty compelling case for why we may see Hamill in the MCU.
For one, as we said above, we already know he’s being eyed. Hamill and Gunn have discussed the role and teased fans about the prospect on Twitter in the past. But beyond that, Rocket’s creator is known as the High Evolutionary, which would likely be a motion-capture performance, if not fully computer generated. As such, the most important part would be getting the voice right and Hamill’s well known for his terrific voice acting. Especially when it comes to unhinged villains.
Not to mention that Marvel’s been snatching up one A-lister after another for their MCU baddies (see: Jude Law, Michael B. Jordan, Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, etc.) For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, they’re clearly going to be aiming high and having Hamill on board would give the threequel a massive boost.
But again, nothing’s been confirmed just yet and for now, the role of the High Evolutionary remains very much vacant. That being said, with pre-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 starting to warm up, we should hopefully hear some more juicy rumors soon, before the official casting news follows. As always, watch this space for further updates.