The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy may have defeated the mighty Thanos, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned in Phase 4, it’s that the MCU still has plenty of bad guys to go around. We’re about to meet another major villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, a sequel that introduces Chukwudi Iwuji’s character The High Evolutionary.
Now that the first Guardians 3 trailer has arrived, let’s take a closer look at this long-standing Marvel villain as well as the strange planet known as Counter-Earth, and learn why he could play a key role in the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. This is our Guardians of the Galaxy 3 trailer breakdown!
Pretty much everything you need to know about The High Evolutionary is right there in the name. Basically the Dr. Moreau of the Marvel Universe, The High Evolutionary is a brilliant geneticist who’s obsessed with advancing the human race at all costs. His unholy super-science has given rise to a new breed of human/animal hybrids known as New Men, along with all sorts of other twisted science experiments.
Additionally, the first Guardians Vol. 3 trailer opens with the team making another trip to Earth, following up on Drax and Mantis’ last field trip in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. However, something is clearly wrong with this world, and it quickly becomes clear the Guardians aren’t on Earth at all, but Counter-Earth.
Counter-Earth is the High Evolutionary’s other signature creation. This artificial replica of Earth is meant to be a paradise where Wyndham can pursue his unholy experiments, free from the prying eyes and pesky morals of humanity. Counter-Earth is an almost exact mirror of the regular Earth. It even orbits on the exact opposite side of the Sun. The twist is that time moves very differently on Counter-Earth, allowing Wyndham to speed up his evolutionary experiments.
So watch our Guardians 3 trailer breakdown for the details on this and much more!
The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy May have defeated the mighty Thanos but If there's one thing we've learned in Phase 4 it's that the MCU still has Plenty of bad guys to go around we're About to meet another major villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. a sequel Which introduces chikuti uji's character The high evolutionary now that the first Guardians volume 3 trailer has arrived Let's take a closer look at this Long-standing Marvel villain and the Strange planet known as counter Earth And learn why he could play a key role In the mcu's Multiverse suck Come on tracks seriously dude Oh Pretty much everything you need to know About the high evolutionary is right There in the name basically the Dr Moreau of the Marvel Universe the high Evolutionary is a brilliant geneticist Who's obsessed with advancing the human Race at all costs his Unholy super Science has given rise to a new breed of Human animal hybrids known as New men Along with all sorts of other Twisted Science experiments and since his Original debut in 1966's the Mighty Thor Number 134 the high evolutionary has Spent decades tinkering with his own DNA To boost his intelligence and gain all Sorts of powers like super strength Matter and energy manipulation and
Precognition if that weren't enough his Fancy exoskeleton suit makes him Practically Immortal the high Evolutionary is a classic Marvel villain In the sense that he doesn't see himself As the villain at all he's a once Ordinary mortal who has used super Science to become one of the most Powerful beings in the universe he's Seen the true scope of Humanity's Genetic potential and he's hell-bent on Helping them achieve it whether they Like it or not the guy that believes He's doing the best thing for Humanity As a whole and he's warped in what he's Ready to do like all sociopaths are they Actually think what they're doing is for The greater good whether they're good or The good of the universe in his case in The comics the high evolutionary started Out as a human scientist named Herbert Edgar Windham as a college student Windham was inspired by the work of Fellow geneticist Nathaniel Essex better Known as Mr Sinister and decided to Become a Mad Science super villain too That said we don't know whether this Origin story will carry over to the MCU Or if the high evolutionary will even be Depicted as human in Guardians volume 3. It's worth remembering that these movies Have already reworked characters like Drax and mantis to become aliens rather Than evolved humans so the same could be
True for Windham The first guardian's volume 3 trailer Opens with the team making another trip To Earth following up on Drax and Mantis's last field trip in the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special However something is clearly wrong with This world and it quickly becomes clear The Guardians aren't on Earth at all but Counter Earth counter Earth is the high Evolutionary's other signature creation The artificial replica of Earth is meant To be a paradise where Windham can Pursue his Unholy experiments free from The prying eyes and pesky morals of Humanity counter Earth is an almost Exact mirror of the regular Earth it Even orbits on the exact opposite side Of the Sun the twist is that time moves Very differently on counter Earth Allowing Windham to speed up his Evolutionary experiments this is also Where will poulter's character Adam Warlock comes in in the comics the high Evolutionary uses the Soul Stone to help Build his new world after counter Earth Becomes corrupted by the man Beast one Of windham's Rogue experiments the high Evolutionary bestows the Soul Stone onto Adam Warlock and tasks him with Liberating counter Earth Guardian Volume 2 teased the debut of Adam Warlock and It's probably safe to assume this Cosmic Messiah is closely tied to the high
Evolutionary in the MCU he may even have Been created by Windham for Aisha and The Sovereign but again we'll see just How much of the source material makes The jump to the big screen and don't Forget that the Soul Stone was already Destroyed along with the rest of the Infinity Stones in Avengers end game Guardians volume 3 may have to do some Serious tinkering where Adam Warlock is Concerned Like we said while the high evolutionary Started out his comic book career as a Thor villain there are few corners of The Marvel U where he hasn't been Involved over the decades he even fought Galactus once when the Devourer of Worlds decided counter Earth would make For a tasty snack director James Gunn Has confirmed there's a pivotal Connection between the high evolutionary And Rocket Raccoon in the ncu which Suggests that rocket will be revealed to Be one of windham's many mad science Creations he's a big part of a Rocket's Early life and you'll see that in the Movie rocket definitely has some major Baggage regarding his Origins so don't Expect this reunion to be a happy one in Guardians volume 3. I'm done running Outside the Guardians franchise the high Evolutionary is probably best known for His connection to various mutant Characters we already mentioned how he
Got his start basically copying Mr Sinister's work but this villain has had Countless run-ins with the X-Men over The years he even threw his hat in the Ring when Beast recruited a group of Super villains to help restore the Mutant race following the catastrophic Events of House of M speaking of which The high evolutionary is closely Connected to the main antagonist of House of M Scarlet Witch Mount Wundergore which we previously saw in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was originally windham's base of Operations before he packed up and left For counter Earth some of his Creations Still haunt its Peaks and valleys even Now when last we saw Elizabeth Olsen Scarlet witch she was seemingly crushed To death on wonder Gore after destroying The dark hole but come on we all know She'll be back and when she returns we May learn the high evolutionary had a Hand in transforming Wanda into the Scarlet Witch while Wanda and her Brother were once depicted as mutants in The comics their origin has since been Reworked to more closely align with the Events of the MCU we now know Windham Experimented upon them as children a Combination of his super science and the Dark magic of Thon transformed Wanda Into one of the most powerful and Dangerous beings in the universe if
Marvel ends up green lighting a Scarlet Witch movie or series you can bet the High evolutionary will be along for the Ride that's what you need to know about The main villain of Guardians volume 3. Are you excited for the high Evolutionary to make his MCU debut how Do you think Adam Warlock fits in let us Know your theories in the comments and Make sure you like And subscribe to IGN For plenty more on the future of the MCU