Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may have divided fans and critics, but the sequel still managed to deliver exciting moments about the MCU's ragtag group of misfits. Directed by James Gunn, the film managed to answer the mystery surrounding Star Lord's parentage while also digging deep into the relationships of the core members of the team.
Ahead of the already confirmed third installment of the franchise, there are still lingering questions that need to be answered. Gunn has been vocal about the progress of the threequel on social media, with him teasing a potential death in the upcoming film and Nebula's continued rise as a hero.
Despite that, the villain of the next film has yet to be addressed, but the post-credits scene of Vol. 2 may shed some light on who will it actually be. Now, it appears that another familiar face from the franchise has teased her appearance for the upcoming installment and beyond.
While speaking with Comicbook.com, Tenet actress Elizabeth Debicki admitted that she "loved playing" Ayesha during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, sharing that she "would love to come back" soon:
"I want to, I want to. I love [Ayesha]. I actually really, really loved playing her, and I loved making that movie and working with everybody and James, and it was... it was a really fun job for me. So I hope so. I, sometimes I just think about her golden throne and her golden dress, just waiting somewhere in the wings. I would love, even if I just sort of scooch on for a second. I mean, I would love to come back."
WHAT THIS MEANS
During one of the post-credits scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Debicki's Ayesha revealed her intentions to unleash "Adam" against the Guardians of the Galaxy. It's generally assumed that the Adam she is talking about is Adam Warlock, and it would make sense for the character to return alongside her creation during the threequel and in future cosmic-based MCU adventures.
Interestingly, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn already confirmed Debicki's involvement in the third installment, but how big her role will be is another question altogether. This shouldn't come as a surprise given the tease that was made during the post-credits scene. Despite that, Ayesha and the Sovereign were only considered to be the secondary villains during Vol. 2 since the spotlight was on Ego the Living Planet.
Giving Ayesha and the Sovereign more screen time in the third film should provide them a chance to be fleshed out even more while also revealing the backstory of how the gold-painted queen managed to create a powerful being like Adam Warlock. At this point, it is unknown if Vol. 3 will be the last hurrah for Ayesha, but there's always a chance for the villain to reappear at some point in a cosmic-heavy MCU film.