Is Pete Davidson in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3?

Chris Tilly
Pete Davidson in The Suicide Squad, who also appears in Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Is Pete Davidson in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3? The MCU’s trilogy-capper is in cinemas now, and fans are wondering if the former SNL star makes a cameo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is in cinemas now, and you can read our 5-star review of the movie here. The film marks the end of this iteration of the GOTG story, plus the end of James Gunn’s tenure as writer-director of the movies.

Throughout the trilogy, there have been cameos aplenty, and Vol 3 is no different, with Sylvester Stallone once again showing up as Stakar Ogord, Howard the Duck making his third appearance, and Nathan Fillion finally getting to show his face.

But another star also makes a brief appearance, though you only hear his voice. Spoilers ahead…

Is Pete Davidson in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3?

Yes, Pete Davidson is in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. He plays Phlektik, one of the High Evolutionary’s guards.

The scene in question occurs towards the end of the movie when the Guardians are attempting to free the children who have been imprisoned and experimented upon by the High Evolutionary.

It isn’t just people either, as animals and aliens have also been ripped apart and fused together by the film’s antagonist, in a manner similar to literary villain Doctor Moreau.

As Peter tries to find a space big enough to transfer everyone over to Knowhere, he runs into a trio of guards who are ready to gun him down. When he says he’s their one way of staying alive, as the ship is about to be destroyed, they lower their guns.

One of these characters, an alien gentleman known as Phlektik, is actually Pete Davidson, as confirmed by James Gunn in a recent tweet. This marks the second time he’s worked with James Gunn in a superhero movie, as Davidson played Blackguard in 2021’s The Suicide Squad.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is in cinemas now. You can read our review here, while for more on the movie, head to our dedicated GOTG page, or check out the below articles…

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About The Author

Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: