Up until last week, there was very little known for certain about the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was widely speculated that the hunt for Star-Lord’s father would play a big role, but unless he turned out to be the villain of the movie, there was not much of anything pointing towards what threat the Guardians would go up against. One rumor pointed to Elizabeth Debicki playing Ayesha, also known as Her in the comics, and that she could be the threat that brings the Guardians back into the spotlight and forces them to beef up the roster.

Well, at San Diego Comic-Con, it was confirmed that Debicki is not only Ayesha, but that in fact she was the villain of the movie. This not only gives us a bit more clarity about the movie, but also finally allows Debicki to talk about her role. After the panel was over, she spoke with Collider and was asked to tease us with what to expect from Ayesha. In her response, she reveals an intergalactic battle that requires the help of the Guardians, but ultimately the friendly nature of their relationship does not last long.

She is the leader of the Sovereign people, so they’re really kind of incredible race we haven’t seen before, I think. I’ve never seen anything like it. When I was being shown the graphic art for it I just thought this was going to look incredible on screen and it does. She enlists the help of the Guardians to fight an intergalactic battle, cause she doesn’t want to get her hands dirty basically. They’re this ragtag group of you know, they’ll clean up that mess in the universe and that mess in the in the universe. So she just gives them a call and they come over to her planet and clean up some mess and so that’s where the relationship with them starts, but it shifts very quickly into something different.

What kind of battle would Ayesha and the Sovereign not want to handle? Your guess is as good as mine – with mine being some sort of carryover involving the Kree from Guardians of the Galaxy. That said, Debicki is very excited that she was able to be in the sequel, simply because she loved the first so much.

Absolutely. I mean, James asked me and I didn’t even think twice. Why would you? The first one is so brilliant. Honestly, if someone in the universe would have said to me, “If you could do any Marvel movie, which would you be apart of?” Absolutely Guardians because I just loved the first one and I thought it was such a beautiful combination of humor and heart and it’s so fabulous and the soundtrack, so I was really so excited to play her.

As we move closer to the film premiering, we should continue to learn more about Ayesha’s involvement in the film and how it pertains to the Guardians themselves. Plus, there are still a lot of questions surrounding how Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) is Star-Lord’s father, so it should be an interesting couple of months. Until that point, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.

Source: Collider.