Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 introduces a new character named Phyla, who is from the original Marvel Comics. Phyla, also known as Quasar, has a history with the original Guardians of the Galaxy and plays a minor role in the film as a test subject of the High Evolutionary. She is portrayed by Kai Zen and becomes a member of the new Guardians of the Galaxy team led by Rocket Raccoon.
Meet the New Kid Character
Phyla’s comic history reveals that she is the fourth Captain Marvel and eventually becomes the next Quasar. In the comics, she joins the 2008 roster of the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, in the MCU, her origins are different as she is created by the High Evolutionary and later freed by the Guardians.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Phyla, played by Kai Zen, is seen as one of the test subjects of the High Evolutionary, running on a treadmill. She is later saved by the Guardians as they rescue her and other creations from the High Evolutionary’s ship. She becomes a primary character when Drax talks to her and helps keep the other children safe.
At the end of the film, the original Guardians go their separate ways, but the galaxy still needs heroes. In the post-credits scene, Phyla is recruited as a member of the new Guardians of the Galaxy led by Rocket Raccoon. The extent of Phyla’s powers in the MCU is currently unknown, but her glowing eyes and hands hint at cosmic abilities.
It is unknown when Phyla will return in the MCU, but it is likely that she will be seen again with the new Guardians team. While there are no plans for a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4, it is possible that the team will appear in future MCU films. The departure of series director James Gunn may affect the future plans for the team, but audiences can expect to see Phyla again in the future.