Among the many esteemed guests to visit SDCC last weekend, one of the most notable, yet underlooked, arrived during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 presentation. As director James Gunn and members of the cast stood on the stage, a haughty man draped in purple made his way from the back of Hall H. His arms outstretched, a look of contempt and pity on his face, the purple man moved to the crowd and unceremoniously grabbed the mic from Gunn. “Call me sire,” he demanded.
Of course, the man in question is actually Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji, who will be playing baddie the High Evolutionary in Guardians Vol. 3. The High Evolutionary may not be the most famous of Marvel’s bad guys, but his introduction comes at a pivotal moment in the MCU, giving him the potential to forever change the face of the franchise.