Pete Davison has a cameo as one of the High Evolutionary's guards in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
It seems like you can’t go onto a news site without seeing something about Pete Davidson, but we can’t say we’re mad. The SNL alum not only has his own semi-autobiographical show, Bupkis, which premiered on May 4, but it’s been revealed that he actually made a brief cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. But in the words of the legendary James Gunn, “you have to look closely to find him.”
Though Pete Davidson has also seen a few minutes of screen time in the DCU‘s Suicide Squad as Blackguard, this is his first time crossing over into Marvel territory with his cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled when you see High Evolutionary’s guards on screen, because one of them (Phlektik) is voiced by Pete Davidson. Considering that Davidson has now seen a small amount of screen time in both the DCU and the MCU, we can’t help but wonder if we’ll see him eventually take on a larger role in one of the franchises.
While it’s safe to say that Pete Davidson is more than capable of taking on a lead role, we wonder if scheduling will allow him to do more than just a cameo in films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. 2020’s The King of Staten Island, which stars, was co-written, and produced by Davidson, shows us that he’s more than capable of wearing many hats on the production lot. But it’s also worth noting that he’s currently involved in a number of projects.
Though Pete Davidson has certainly kept busy with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Dumb Money, and The Home, these projects are already in the post-production phases, or slated for release. Additionally, his series, Bupkis, saw its premiere on May 4, but we’re not sure at this point in time if it will be picked up for a second season. So if we’re lucky, his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 could simply be a taste of what’s to come if his cameo is well-received.
As James Gunn wraps up his tenure at Marvel and works alongside Peter Safran to build out the new DCU, there’s certainly room to give Pete Davidson a larger role than his brief cameo in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Considering that Gunn and Safran announced an ambitious 10-title lineup that will span across the next several years, it’s safe to say that if there is a role that screams “Pete Davidson,” then all parties involved would probably consider signing him on to a film or TV series.
But at this point in time we don’t know what we don’t know. In other words, even if Pete Davidson does become a likely candidate for a more involved role in either the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DCU, he may have other projects that he wants to pursue that would result in a scheduling conflict. So for now, we’ll have to be happy with his brief cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, and hope that at the very least we’ll see some more cameos in the future.