Since the first trailer dropped, True Believers have been getting a ton of new promotional material from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ as of late. Stills, TV spots, and merchandise are being released left and right. But today, the latest tie-in gives us our first look at a previously unseen character from James Gunn’s upcoming Phase Three film.
While there have been plenty of looks at Star-Lord, Baby Groot, and the rest of the Guardians (including their new hilariously blunt ally Mantis) so far, we have yet to see the main villain of the follow-up to the surprise superhero hit of 2014. However, thanks to the latest images of Funko’s Pint Size Heroes figures, we get to see Elizabeth Debicki’s Ayesha for the first time. A Twitter user sent the following post to Gunn, who then confirmed the toy’s identity:
— DIU (@popsicill) January 8, 2017
Well, she’s certainly surly. And of course, this isn’t the most ideal way to see the big bad for the first time. In fact, /Film’s Angie Han says that the toy doesn’t do Ayesha justice. In the footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con, Debicki was actually “a statuesque gold figure sitting on a star-shaped throne. And by ‘gold’, I don’t just mean blond-haired with golden skin — I mean bright metallic gold.” Knowing how Marvel Studios promotes movies, we’ll get a better look at the character sooner rather than later. Until then, let us know what you think about our “first look” at Ayesha in the comments below.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ starring Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Glenn Close takes off on May 5, 2017.