Right now, we still don’t know much about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. James Gunn’s sequel to Marvel’s hit 2014 space adventure film will see the return of the original cast, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star Lord, as well as new additions like Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell; and that’s about it.
However, since Guardians 2 is currently filming, leaks are inevitable and it looks like a big one just dropped. According to JoBlo and by way of Birth.Movies.Death., the identity of the film’s villain has been revealed. The Guardians will face off against Ayesha, who also goes by Kismet or Paragon. Ayesha is essentially a godlike woman who began life as a genetically engineered perfect being called “Her”, with her counterpart being “Him” or Adam Warlock as he would later be called.
The Adam Warlock connection is interesting as it may set up an encounter with the character in the film or possibly even in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s been previously speculated that Warlock is Peter Quill’s father, something that James Gunn has denied. We’ll find out more details as Guardians 2 edges closer to its April 25, 2017 release date.