‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’ Casts ‘The Suicide Squad’ Breakout Daniela Melchior

It’s been true throughout James Gunn’s directing career that he likes to work with the people he knows best. There has been loads of crossover in his films, whether it’s his bro Sean Gunn, or stars such as Michael Rooker and Nathan Fillion. Having recently completed DC Comics film The Suicide Squad, which featured all three of the aforementioned, plus his HBO Max series Peacemaker, Gunn has turned his energies to Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And true to form, he’s bringing along a familiar face.

Deadline was first to report that Daniela Melchior, who won adoring fans as Ratcatcher in The Suicide Squad, had joined the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film in a small role. Gunn, also true to form, took to Twitter to confirmed the news.

As for her role, that much is still a mystery. We can guess it’s probably a small but important part, perhaps even as a character Marvel fans will recognize and can be expanded on in the future. If that were to happen, it would probably be in a different franchise altogether. This is expected to be the final time we see Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Pom Klementieff together as the universe’s heroic bunch of a-holes.

This is the latest high-profile gig for Melchior, as she recently joined the Fast X cast, as well. She also has the Liam Neeson mystery-thriller Marlowe coming up.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens May 5th 2023.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.