Maria Bakalova, recognized for her performance in Borat’s follow-up film, will play a key role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Bakarova was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Borat sequel. Now, director James Gunn has revealed her involvement in the next Guardians of the Galaxy adventure. So far, Gunn and Marvel have kept Bakalova’s role a secret. Gunn was previously working on Vol. 3 which ended on May 7th. It is believed that Bakarova was not that actor.
Included Bakarova in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally revealed by Deadline.Then Gunn passed a tweetin which he called Baklova’s performance “incredible”.
Recently, Daniela Melchior of Suicide Squad fame was also confirmed to be part of the volume. 3 secondary roles. Gunn also teased an “unannounced actor” who was previously rumored to be Keanu Reeves.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – the first two works – grossed over $1.6 billion (approximately Rs 124 billion) at the global box office. The trilogy will be the last in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy series. It saw the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Sylvester Stallone. Bautista announced that this would be his last outing as Drax.
As mentioned, Bakarova received several accolades for her performance in Borat’s follow-up film. Her other upcoming projects include A24’s Bodies Bodies Bodies and The Honeymoon, which she is also working on.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens in theaters worldwide on May 25, 2023.