After a long break, the Guardians of the Galaxy finally came back to the big screen this year with Thor: Love and Thunder and their own Holiday Special. Both of these movies helped set the stage for the main event.
Even though these cameos and special treats are nice, they can’t take the place of a full-on Guardians adventure. It’s a good thing, then, that their long-awaited third and, it seems, the final volume won’t be out in theatres for a few more months.
Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and the High Evolutionary, two of the most powerful beings in the universe, will meet up with the Guardians. There will be laughs, tears, and a lot of action (Chukwudi Iwuji).
In the meantime, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special gives us the best idea yet of what the last movie in the trilogy will be about, so make sure to watch it as soon as it comes out on Disney Plus. Here’s what you need to know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for now.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Release Date
The movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will come out in theatres on May 5, 2023. Director James Gunn tweeted a Polaroid photo of his cast back together after a long time to say that filming for the second movie would start on Monday, November 8, 2021.
He said, “It’s been a long, strange, and sometimes hard journey to get here, but the problems along the way have only made this moment happier. The first day of filming, I was back on set with my Guardians family.”
The filming was done in May 2022, so the long post-production process could start.
Who is in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3?
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri will all be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for the last time.
The group will also see Zoe Saldana’s version of Gamora again for the first time since Avengers: Infinity War when the original Gamora died. Gunn tweeted during filming, “This is the last Guardians movie for most of us,” so fans should definitely enjoy seeing all their favourite characters back together.
That seems to be the case since Gunn is now a top executive at the rival DC Studios and Bautista have been saying for years that he wants to leave the MCU. So far, here is the cast list for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:
- Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri
- Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
- Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
- Chukwudi Iwuji as the High Evolutionary
- Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Space Dog
- Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex
What is the Story of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a continuation of the story of the “A-Holes” from other planets who saved the galaxy from Ronan the Accuser and Ego in the first two movies. Most likely, the movie will be about what happened after Avengers: Endgame. In particular, it will show what happened to Gamora, who left the team after the big crossover to do some serious soul-searching.
We also know that the story will involve the popular comic book character Adam Warlock, who is a very powerful cosmic being made by a character with gold skin played by Elizabeth Debicki, Ayesha. This was hinted at in the last movie. Gunn told fans on Instagram who his favourite characters to write are and gave hints about which ones have the most interesting stories in Vol. 3.
“I probably liked writing Nebula and Rocket’s stories (which are still going on in Vol. 3) the most,” he said. “But I also think that great things are in store for Quill and Mantis, among others. All of their stories happen over the course of all three movies, not just in one.
Actress Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, told Collider that she and her co-star Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, both cried after their first read-through of the story.
“We both cried and laughed as we read it together,” she said. “But mostly we cried.” “It’s amazing. I think it’s James’s best work with the Guardians so far, and it’s great. It’s brilliant, sad, funny, and all the things you want.”
In case that wasn’t enough, the movie is said to be about Rocket’s hard childhood. In The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, it was shown that Mantis is Star-Lord/Peter Quill’s half-sister because they both have the same father, Ego. This will be picked up in the movie.
Is there a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Yes, after being shown at Brazil Comic-Con 2022, the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been made public.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will There Be More Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be in theatres for the first time on May 5, 2023. Fans can stream the first and second movies in the series, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, on Disney+ right now.
Will Gamora Come Back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3?
Gamora will be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but she has been missing from their most recent adventures. She was missing from both “Thor: Love and Thunder,” in which the Guardians made a cameo, and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special,” which was also notable for her absence.