Speaking to Collider, Chukwudi Iwuji was asked about his upcoming role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and his costumed appearance on SDCC and replied, “Shady doesn’t touch it. He is narcissistic, sociopathic but very charming. I couldn’t have imagined a better character to use [a] Skills better to join the MCU. Because there’s something very Shakespearean about him, something very emotionally dark about him, and he’s a lot of fun on top of that.”
He added that as monstrous as the High Evolutionary is, wearing his character’s bright purple costume really took his performance to the next level. “It has something to do with putting it on and I’m glad you mentioned it because a big part of my performance was that costume,” he explained.
Considering the comments above – and his in-character appearance at SDCC – it seems like the actor is really stepping into the role, and he respects the source material and understands what makes the High Evolutionary so unique in Marvel’s pantheon of antagonists. How he’ll battle Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his group of unlikely allies is up for debate, but at least we know Iwuji is having fun with the character both on and off screen, and he’ll prove to be in ” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″ is undoubtedly an eccentric phenomenon.