Marvel Studios has a lot of actors under its belt. Most are well loved by MCU fans. But James Gunn is left with only one.
James Gunn has revealed who is the best Marvel actor. In response to a fan comment on Twitter, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has praised the actor who plays the High Evolutionary, Chukwudi Iwuji. He says that he is the best actor he has ever worked with. “Chuk is the best actor I’ve ever worked with,” said the MCU filmmaker. “He has nothing to do with race.”
Because Chuk is the best actor I’ve ever worked with, that’s why. Has zero to do with race.
—James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 2, 2022
Previously, James Gunn had praised Margot Robbie widely, during the filming of The Suicide Squad. Beyond Marvel Studios, the Harley Quinn actress was “without a doubt” the best actress she had ever worked with. It seems Chuck Iwuji has garnered the same accolades, but within the MCU.
A very nice relationship between actor and filmmaker
While working together on Peacemaker, the DC Comics television series on HBO Max, James Gunn confirmed Iwuji’s then-undisclosed role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, sharing his admiration for Iwuji as an actor by casting him in a highly coveted role. “Chuk has joined the Marvel Studios cast. After working with him on Peacemaker, I wasn’t about to let one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with get away, so I gave him the role that almost every great actor in Hollywood wanted.”
During another chat with CNET’s I’m So Obsessed podcast in January 2022, Iwuji explained that James Gunn had come to him to offer him the role at Marvel Studios. while rehearsing the opening dance sequence for DC’s Peacemaker. Hilariously, after that approach, Iwuji joked to the filmmaker that “this is when you tell me that you really wanted to cast Chiwetel Ejiofor”, although Gunn made it clear that it was Iwuji he wanted.