First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Released at Comic-Con
Although their own franchise has been absent since 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy have maintained their presence in the MCU. Intergalactic heroes appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End of Game, Thor: Love and Thunderand will soon be bringing their talents to Disney+ by Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Specialeverything before Flight. 3 will hit theaters in May 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy has been busy in the MCU, but fans can’t wait to see how their own story will continue. Avengers: Endgame set the stage for the Guardians to scour the galaxy in search of Gamora from 2014, who now lives in the present day.
Director James Gunn has already finished filming both Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Flight. 3. The upcoming blockbuster will introduce a whole host of new talent to the Guardians franchise, including Chukwudi Iwuji, Maria Bakalova, Nico Santos and Will Poulter.
Now, as San Diego Comic-Con unfolds, Gunn has created the first footage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians 3 Footage Reveals Story and Cast Details
Marvel Studios created images of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at San Diego Comic-Con which offered new details about Gamora’s return and story.
The panel also confirmed that PeacemakerChukwudi Iwuji from will play the High Evolutionary and Maria Bakalova will play the role of Cosmo the Space Dog.
The PopVerse has described the footage in full, confirming that Peter Quill is finally reuniting with Gamora, who will lead the Ravagers and has no recollection of his time with the Guardians. The footage also showed the first look at Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock and suggests that Rocket’s origin will be key to the story:
“Gamora is now the leader of the Ravagers, much to Peter Quill’s apparent surprise. ‘So you really don’t remember anything? Your time with us?’ Quill asks. “No,” Gamora says. The soundtrack this time is “Do You Realize” by the Flaming Lips, because we’re suddenly in the 2000s, musically speaking. Scenes from Guardians on Earth, and also some bad things going for Rocket. Adam Warlock has arrived, to cheers. The story seems to have something to do with Rocket’s origin, and we got to see a very cute young raccoon.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3The teaser is expected to remain exclusive to Comic-Con attendees with no online release.
What is the story of Guardians of the Galaxy 3?
So, as expected, Chukwudi Iwuji will play the High Evolutionary and the main antagonist of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The evil mad scientist has dedicated his life in the comics to creating the perfect evolved human by combining human and animal DNA.
Based on that premise and hints of a young Rocket appearing, the High Evolutionary likely created Bradley Cooper’s gun-throwing raccoon in the MCU. With Maria Bakalova’s Cosmo also coming into play, perhaps other genetically advanced animals will be involved; there have been rumors of the appearance of Lylla, Rocket’s soulmate.
Along with the High Evolutionary teases, Marvel also got the first look at Adam Warlock in the trailer. Unfortunately, this preview of Will Poulter’s new hero won’t be posted live at this time, at least in an official capacity, so fans will have to wait a bit longer.
Looking at the current delay between trailers and MCU releases, the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 probably won’t be released until early 2023. But Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special should have a trailer to offer in the next few months, with the release slated for December in the middle of the holiday season.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters May 5, 2023.