SDCC 2022: Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be the “end of this team”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is almost there. After the Guardians follow Thor’s galactic journey of self-discovery in Thor: Love and ThunderMarvel’s crew of space misfits are back for one last adventure helmed by director James Gunn.
At San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Marvel Studios offered a preview of the gang’s new adventure, which picks up after Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy parted ways. love and thunder. For Flight. 3Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Mantis will battle a new threat, the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and meet the mysterious Adam Warlock, who was teased in the conclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
In a trailer shown to audiences in Hall H, there are hints of big changes to the status quo – like Gamora leading the Ravagers, as she’s a totally different person to the Gamer of the first two films – and a new emphasis on Rocket, which we get a brief glimpse of as a baby.
During the Hall H presentation, Iwuji appeared in character for High Evolutionary to give the crowd a taste of his whole persona – which is basically about taking “disgusting creatures” (us) and blasting them. transform into something “less revolting” (In the comics, these are usually weird beastmen).
So you have some sort of supervillain eugenicist and space trippy Jesus (that’s Adam Warlock) to look forward to. A pretty big finale that Marvel has planned here!
Actor Will Poulter (Midsommar, The maze Runner) will make his MCU debut as Adam Warlock in Guardians 3. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel will all return for the third – and seemingly final, with this team roster, anyway – Guardians of the Galaxy movie to be directed by Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated for a theatrical release on May 5, 2023. Before this film arrives, this group of holes will star in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, a unique adventure for Disney Plus. The holiday special is also written and directed by Gunn.
Guardians‘ official announcement was a roundabout saga. Gunn was fired by Disney in July 2018 after a series of tweets resurfaced and made public by far-right internet trolls. At the time, Walt Disney Chairman Alan Horn called Gunn’s tweets “offensive” and “indefensible and inconsistent with the values of our studio” in a statement announcing Gunn’s firing. But Gunn received widespread support from comedians and actors, including the cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, many of whom couldn’t imagine participating in the film without Gunn at the helm.
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