‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Prepares Fans For One Last Ride
Your favorite group of space misfits are back together in Marvel’s new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The new trailer dropped during the Super Bowl.
This Super Bowl trailer marks the first time Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord has reunited with his ex Gamora, who was killed by her father Thanos during Avengers: Infinity War. An alternate Gamora, with no memory of Star-Lord, returned in Avengers: Endgame. Now, Star-Lord must try to jog this new Gamora’s memory as the Guardians embark on one final mission against Chukwudi Iwuji’s villain the High Evolutionary. But the Guardians’ reunion with Gamora, played by Zoe Saldaña, is far from sentimental.
The first official trailer was unveiled in December 2022, showing the Guardians teaming up for a perilous mission “one last time,” as Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) assures Star-Lord. From getting assaulted with rocks on a foreign planet to confronting a tentacled monster, the group travels across the galaxy on their endeavor to save the universe.
Returning cast members include Pratt, Saldaña and Cooper along with Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord and Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha. Franchise newcomers consist of Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, Iwuji as the High Evolutionary and Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Spacedog, who was introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
James Gunn, the director of all three films in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” saga, was tapped to lead DC Studios for Warner Bros. Discovery in October. He says that this will mark the last standalone feature for the beloved group of intergalactic heroes.
“This is the end of that story. I’m sorry. Some stories have an end. It doesn’t mean everybody dies,” Gunn confirmed at 2022’s San Diego Comic-Con.
As always, Gunn had an interesting choice of music. He used Rainbow’s “Since You Been Gone” from their 1979 album, Down To Earth in the trailer.
Bautista later visited The Tonight Show in a Jan. 31 episode, where he emphasized that the upcoming third installment will definitely be his last. “With Drax, I just got to end the perfect way. And I would never sign up for another job as Drax just to get a paycheck. I would tarnish that [perfect ending], and I won’t do it.”
Watch the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, out in theaters May 5, below: