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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3: Maria Bakalova confirmed to play key role by director James Gunn

Maria Bakalova, who gained recognition for her performance in Borat’s sequel film, is set to play a key role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Bakalova earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the Borat sequel. Now director James Gunn has revealed his involvement in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy adventure. Until now, Gunn and Marvel have kept Bakalova’s character a secret. Gunn previously teased an “unannounced actor” during production for Vol. 3 completed on May 7. It is believed that Bakalova is not this actor.

Bakalova’s inclusion in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally revealed by Deadline. It was later confirmed by Gunn through a Tweeterin which he called Baklova’s performance “incredible”.

Recently, Daniela Melchior of The Suicide Squad fame was also confirmed to be part of Vol. 3 in a minor role. Gunn also teased the inclusion of an “unannounced actor,” who was rumored to be Keanu Reaves.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – the previous two entries – grossed over $1.6 billion (approximately Rs. 12,400 crore) at the global box office. The threequel is expected to be the final entry in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy series. It sees the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Sylvester Stallone. Bautista announced that this would be his final outing as Drax.

As mentioned earlier, Bakalova received several accolades for her performance in Borat After Moviefilm. Her other upcoming projects include A24’s Bodies Bodies Bodies and The Honeymoon, which she also produces.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in theaters worldwide on May 25, 2023.


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