Why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 Recast Miley Cyrus

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Summary

  • Miley Cyrus was recast as Mainframe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 because she was unavailable to return to the role.
  • Tara Strong, an MCU veteran and popular voice actress, replaced Cyrus as Mainframe in the movie.
  • Strong will also continue her role as Miss Minutes in the Disney+ series Loki and there are no clear plans for Mainframe’s future in the MCU after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.


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Why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 recast Miley Cyrus gets explained. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ended the cosmic team’s Marvel Cinematic Universe trilogy in grand style. The movie saw a healthy balance between emotion, action, music, and comedy that James Gunn is known to deliver with every project. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s cast saw the returns of all key members of the team and even that of past supporting and cameo characters from the previous movies in the franchise; however, not all actors came back.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 recast Cyrus. The star previously joined the franchise with its second movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where she appeared as Mainframe, voicing the character in one of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s several post-credits scenes. Mainframe is an artificial intelligence, with Cyrus going uncredited as the character’s voice in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The robotic character is a member of Stakar Ogord’s (Sylvester Stallone) Ravagers crew. While her team returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Cyrus was recast as Mainframe, and the reason for that is simple.


Why Miley Cyrus Was Recast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3

Mainframe seated next to Aleta Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 credits scene

On Twitter, Gunn (via UNILAD) explained why Cyrus was recast as Mainframe for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. According to the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, it was not his decision to recast the star in the voice role. The reason for the actor change was simply due to Cyrus being unavailable to return as Mainframe in the movie. Gunn also confirmed that despite the voice change, it is the same Mainframe that appears in both the second and third movies in the franchise.

Who Replaced Miley Cyrus As Mainframe In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3

miss minutes and mainframe in the mcu

With Cyrus unavailable to reprise her role as Mainframe for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Gunn had to recast the part, and he decided to bring in an MCU veteran for the role. Tara Strong, who voices Loki‘s Miss Minutes in the MCU, is Mainframe’s new voice in the movie. While there is a clear difference between the two actresses’ voices, the change does not subtract from the movie in any way, as Strong is one of the most popular and experienced voice actresses working in Hollywood.

Following her turn as Mainframe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Strong will now return to her most popular MCU role, playing Miss Minutes again in the Disney+ series that originated the character, with Loki season 2’s trailer teasing that a new side to the Time Variance Authority’s mascot is on the way. As for Mainframe, the character could be voiced by any of the two actresses in case the AI appears in the future, but with no plans for the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise clear other than Star-Lord’s return, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might have been Mainframe’s last MCU appearance.

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