- ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘ Trailer Debuts at CCXP22 Our beloved band of misfits is looking a bit different these days.
Marvel Studios unveiled the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 teasers today at Comic-Con Experience 2022 in So Paulo, Brazil. Before satisfying the ecstatic fans with the premiere of the highly awaited next feature film, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, welcomed Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the franchise. The film will hit cinemas in the United States on May 5, 2023.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our cherished group of misfits gets a somewhat new appearance. Peter Quill, who is still in shock over the death of Gamora, must rally his team behind him in order to defend the universe and safeguard a member of their own family. A mission that, if unsuccessful, might very well spell the end for the Guardians as we know them.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 release date
James Gunn writes and directs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, and features Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, and Maria Bakalova. Kevin Feige is the producer, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Simon Hatt, and Sara Smith serve as executive producers.
Will there be a Volume 3 of Guardians of the Galaxy?
Save the galaxy (again, for the third time) in theaters on May 5, 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 | Official Trailer
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′: Release Cast
It’s hard to believe that James Gunn‘s (The Suicide Squad) third and final Guardians of the Galaxy film almost wasn’t going to happen. While Marvel was certainly going to keep the characters around for many films to come, Gunn’s vision for a trilogy was put in jeopardy when he was fired for a controversy revolving around some controversial jokes made on Twitter. The ten-year-old tweets were problematic and inappropriate for sure, but they weren’t necessarily malicious, and it didn’t take long for both Guardians fans and even the cast and crew themselves to show support for Gunn and lobby for his return to finish what he started. Thankfully, they succeeded in their goal, and James Gunn was brought back aboard to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Since we last saw the galaxy’s favorite group of outcasts, they have experienced a lot. Since the first movie came out in 2014, the group has faced off against a living planet, had the majority of its members fall to dust following Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) Snap before being resurrected to battle the Mad Titan’s army, and even gone on a few adventures with Thor (Chris Hemsworth). They went from being almost unknown to becoming adored fan favorites and the gem of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to their nearly ten-year journey.
The Guardians’ comeback in their own feature picture has been highly anticipated by Marvel fans, and happily, the wait won’t last too much longer. Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and the rest of the cast shared some important insights and even an exclusive first look at the much-awaited new movie during Marvel’s fantastic San Diego Comic-Con 2022 panel. The outstanding presentation provided comprehensive answers to several queries we’ve all had, including those about the release date, the characters we’ll get to see, and the anticipated tone. Simply read the information below to learn all we currently know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. You’ll learn all these things and many more.
The early trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 that screened for the lucky few inside Hall H at SDCC has not yet been posted online. This makes sense given that the film is still in active production and still has a ways to go before its release date, so fans will have to be patient to see the trailer that brought the cast present at SDCC to tears. If the trend for Marvel’s release trailers continues, we’ll likely see the first footage for Vol. 3 go public roughly a month or two before the theatrical release of Ant-Man: Qunatumania (2023). If you’re just itching to hear about what the trailer had in store, don’t worry, as we did get to see it in Hall H and can provide details of what the footage contains.
The teaser opens up with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), AKA Star-Lord, and Nebula (Karen Gillan) having an encounter with a group of Ravagers, where Quill is shocked to discover that his beloved Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) is leading the group of space pirates. However, this is not the girlfriend that Quill knows, as the Gamora from his timeline was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The Gamora in Vol. 3 is from an alternate timeline where she had yet to meet Quill and was brought to the main MCU universe by her universe’s Thanos. While Thanos and the rest of his forces were snapped out of existence, Gamora was the sole survivor, disappearing to go and find her place in this strange new dimension. The trailer continues with Quill trying to convince a reluctant Gamora of the life they used to have pre-Infinity War.
The teaser is soon accompanied with a catchy song in typical Guardians of the Galaxy manner, but this one is a little more contemporary than the 70s/80s music we’ve heard in the previous movies. The song in question is called “Do You Realize” by The Flaming Lips, and it was very recently released in 2002. The crew has “matured,” according to Gunn, who also explained the music selection, so we could hear more modern songs when the movie is released.
Of course, Peter and Gamora aren’t the only characters that appear in the teaser; a few fresh faces also make brief cameos. The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a terrifying new antagonist, and a much more mature and incredibly buff version of Groot (Vin Diesel), whom we originally saw in the teaser for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, are given their first full-length appearances (2022).
The overall tone presented in the trailer is much darker and far more emotional than anyone could have possibly expected, with many characters being shown in brief shots where they seem to be in a place of great anguish or sadness. One major plot point, in particular, that seems to have a big presence in the film is the backstory of Rocket (Bradley Cooper), as evidenced by appearances from both a baby version of Rocket and a child version of him. Presumably, his sensitive and traumatic past will be just one element of a film that is promised to be one of the most emotional entries in the entire MCU.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be dancing its way into cinemas next year for the Summer blockbuster season, more specifically on Friday, May 5, 2023. This will make the third Guardians installment the second film in the MCU’s busy Phase 5 schedule; the halfway point of the Multiverse Saga.
When and Where Will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 be Streaming?
Vol. 3 will almost certainly be streaming on Disney+ after it premieres in theaters. If the pattern of Marvel’s Disney+ releases continues, we can realistically expect to see the film on the streaming platform roughly a month and a half after May 5, 2023.
Who Is Making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
The next few years are practically guaranteed to be the biggest years thus far in James Gunn’s comic book movie career. Not only has Gunn been busy with projects from Marvel’s biggest rival, DC, working on hits like The Suicide Squad (2021) and its spin-off series Peacemaker (which has already been greenlit for a second season), Gunn has now been named co-head of DC Comics’ entire film and television division, virtually giving Gunn full creative control over the cinematic future for the home of Batman, Superman, and more. Gunn seemingly had always planned for the third Guardians of the Galaxy film to be his swan song, providing even more evidence that this will serve as his emotionally fulfilling farewell to the MCU.
Kevin Feige of course will be overseeing production as executive producer and Gunn will be joined by many of his former cohorts to fill out the department head roles. Rejoining Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) are cinematographer Henry Braham and editor Fred Raskin, while he’ll also be teaming up with his The Suicide Squad peers, composer John Murphy, and production designer Beth Mickle.
Who’s In the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Cast?
Fans can expect to see all the original team members return along with their corresponding cast members. These include Chris Pratt (Jurassic World: Dominion) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Avatar: The Way of Water) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery) as Drax, Bradley Cooper (Nightmare Alley) as Rocket, Vin Diesel (F9: The Fast Saga) as Groot, Karen Gillan (The Bubble) as Nebula, Pom Klementieff (Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning – Part 1) as Mantis, and Sean Gunn (The Suicide Squad) as Kraglin. They won’t be the only returning cast members returning either, as Vol. 2 alums will feature Sylvester Stallone (Tulsa King) as the Ravager leader Stakar and Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown) as the vengeful Sovereign queen Ayesha. We also may see some members of Stakar’s old-school Guardians team show up after their end credits scene in Vol. 2, which last time consisted of Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) as Aleta Ogord, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) as Martinex, Ving Rhames (Wendell & Wild) as Charlie-27, Miley Cyrus (Black Mirror) as Mainframe, and a silent alien sorcerer named Kruger.
We already mentioned that Will Poulter (Midsommar) will be bringing fan-favorite comic guardian Adam Warlock and Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji will be the main source of villainous charm as the High Evolutionary. The film will also feature a character we’ve seen before, but haven’t heard until now. That character is Cosmo the Space Dog, who had a brief cameo in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film and will be voiced in the third film by the breakout star of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020), Maria Bakalova. Finally, another James Gunn veteran will be joining the cast with The Suicide Squad‘s own Ratcatcher 2, Daniela Melchior, playing a yet-to-be-named character in the constantly expanding Marvel universe.
More Guardians of the Galaxy Content to Watch on Disney+
If you want to get caught up on the story of the Guardians of the Galaxy before their epic finale, Disney+ has everything you could possibly need. Both the first and second films are available to stream on the Mouse House’s streaming service, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The team also has a brief appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, which also recently made it’s way onto Disney+
As far as original content available on the streamer, there’s currently I Am Groot, a collection of shorts centering around most people’s favorite incarnation of the repetitive tree alien, which of course is the baby version. It’s certainly nice to see the bite-sized form of Groot return in a bite-sized miniseries, but there’s another project that’s snuck its way under the Christmas tree this year. James Gunn directed and wrote The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which despite sounding like a goofy and novelty concept, will actually be essential viewing to the Guardians’ story according to Gunn. That gift from Marvel Studios arrived on Disney+ on Friday, November 25, 2022.
Will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Be the Last Guardians Film?
Since its announcement, James Gunn has created a sense of finality around the third film. Not only will this be his last film, but he’s also repeatedly stated that this will be the last time that we will see “this iteration” of the Guardians team. Dave Bautista has also publicly stated that this will be his last film playing Drax the Destroyer.
Now, this could mean a lot of things. It could mean that many key members of the team could get killed off, it could mean that they’ll decide to quietly retire, or it could mean that a new team will be built from the ground up. Whatever the case may be, this seems to be a definitive conclusion to the story arc carried across the first two films and the two Avengers films that they were a part of. If the trailer is any indication, this won’t just be a fun comedic romp like the others but will be a cathartic and emotional resolution to one of Marvel’s biggest success stories.