As we near “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s” May release date, details about the highly anticipated film continue surface online. Thus far, we’ve seen a Groot-tastic teaser trailer, and earlier today, Marvel Studios released a some stills from the upcoming film. Now, thanks to one fan’s sharp eye, we have our first look at Elizabeth Debicki’s character Ayesha.
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Given that our first look is courtesy of a Dorbz figure, it isn’t exactly the best look at the character’s design for the film, but it does give us a good idea of what to expect come May. As you’ll note above, the character’s look for the film isn’t too far off from that of her comic counterpart. She’s still sporting a purple uniform and blonde locks; the only difference is that Ayesha’s costume does offer a bit more coverage, in much the same way as Scarlet Witch’s outfit in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Debicki, who was confirmed for the film early last year, was revealed as Ayesha by director James Gunn during the Marvel Studios panel at SDCC. At the time, Debicki explained that her character, who is typically referred to as Kismet in the comics, originally enlists the help of the Guardians before things go awry.
In the comics, Ayesha is a celestial being that was created by a group known as the Enclave, in their second attempt to forge a super-powerful being. With the ability to regenerate and manipulate cosmic energy, Ayesha often uses her powers for flight, and to conjure force bolts for attack. Essentially, Ayesha is immortal.
Opening May 5, 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell.