“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” Trailer Reveals Big Changes for Our Galactic Misfits

Everyone’s favorite band of galactic misfits is back.

The trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been revealed—Marvel Studios presented it at the Comic-Con Experience 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil, where Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige presented the trailer alongside Zoe Saldana (Gamora, of course). The trailer opens in perfect Guardians fashion, with our cosmos-hopping pals arriving on an Earth-like planet (folks, it’s not Earth) and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) letting the awed planetary inhabitants know that the Guardians come in peace. Cue Drax (Dave Bautista) throws a ball at a little girl (with a goat’s face, of course) so hard he knocks her over. This does not go over well. The whole shebang is set to Spacehog’s “In the Meantime,” a perfect song for the tone of the trailer, which suggests that Vol. 3 will be about the Guardians facing their pasts, including how Rocket (Bradley Cooper) came to be, well, Rocket.

The trailer offers a few big reveals. One is that Gamora (Saldana) is now working with the Ravagers and claims she’s no longer the woman that Quill loves. (In fact, she’s an entirely different Gamora—the one Quill loves was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.) Vol. 3 will also introduce Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), as well as the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji). Also returning is Mantis (Pom Klementieff), who, it was revealed in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, is actually Quill’s sister. Also, Groot (Vin Diesel) has had a growth spurt.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Check out the trailer below. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5, 2023.

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Featured image: Poster image for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Courtesy Marvel Studios.


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