Peter Quill Embarrasses Himself in New “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” Clip
A fresh clip from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 captures, in a single minute, what has made the trilogy so special. We’ve got heartfelt emotion, heartbreak, and drama, all delivered with real feeling. And then the jokes begin. The clip, titled “I Miss You,” is centered on Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) admitting to Gamora (Zoe Saldana) that he’s missed her so much and that maybe, just maybe, if she opened herself up to the idea that the two of them should be together, things could happen. Then Gamora tells him she doesn’t think so, gets his name wrong (she calls him “Quinn” instead of “Quill”), and that’s only the top note of Peter’s song of embarrassment. Turns out, he’s been using his spacesuit’s communications all wrong and everyone in the group has heard every word he’s said. Oof.
The third and final installment in the Guardians trilogy, all of them written and directed by Gunn (who you’ve probably heard has a fairly big new job over at DC Studios), will be the bittersweet coda to a franchise that’s carved out one of the most inventive corners of the Marvel galaxy. The storyline between Peter and Gamora will finally get resolved (we think), one of the more doomed relationships in all of the MCU, and that’s saying something. Peter has pretty much loved Gamora since the moment they first met in the very first Guardians, but that was a different Gamora. The version Peter is trying to connect with now is from a different timeline in the multiverse; the Gamora Peter fell in love with was killed by Thanos years before. This is what we mean by bittersweet.
The Peter/Gamora storyline is but one narrative thread Vol. 3 will be resolving. We’ll also be dealing with a few new villains in the form of The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and Adam Warlock (Will Poulter). The former is connected to Rocket’s (Bradley Cooper) tragic backstory—he’s the one who masterminded the experimentation on Rocket, and so many others, in his effort to create a “perfect” society. The latter is connected to the Guardians from their adventures in Vol. 2 when the Sovereign queen Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) created a superior being that would hunt down and kill the gang. Whether or not Adam Warlock remains a villain the entire film is yet to be seen.
It’s going to be a wild final ride for the Guardians. Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) are coming together for one more epic adventure. This latest clip is a perfect example of why the ride has been so fun.
Check out the clip below. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters on May 5:
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Featured image: Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, and Karen Gillan as Nebula in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.