“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” Streaming Date Revealed

The Guardians are coming home.

The third and final film in James Gunn’s trilogy will arrive on Disney+ on August 2. Gunn’s emotional capper gave the cosmic misfits that made him and the actors who played household names a proper sendoff. That included the character that first unlocked the door for Gunn to become a Marvel Studios director in the first place, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), who Gunn said was the initial reason he wanted to tell the Guardians story in the first place. Vol. 3 tells the full story of how Rocket came to be a talking, weapons-loving raccoon in the first place, an emotionally harrowing backstory that ties much of the trilogy together.

As Gunn told The Hollywood Reporter in a big profile piece on him, it was Rocket who rescued him after a lackluster first meeting with Marvel. “As he was driving his Dodge Challenger back to his Studio City home, stuck in traffic on the 405, something clicked. He saw what the movie could be, with Rocket, a little-known talking raccoon from the comics that Marvel wanted to include, at its center,” Aaron Couch and Borys Kit wrote. “Where did that Raccoon come from? How did he come to be? Instead of it being something that made the movie ungrounded, it actually grounded it for me,” Gunn told them.

Vol. 3 found the whole gang, led by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), on a crucial mission to save Rocket’s life. Gamor (Zoe Saldaña), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) all stepped up for their furry buddy, while newcomers, like the highly evil High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), the talking dog Cosmo (Maria Bakalova), and a character that was teased at the end of Vol 2., Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), all having crucial roles to play.

Vol. 3 bowed in theaters on May 5 and, once it arrives on Disney+ on August 2, will give Guardians lovers the chance to take in all three Volumes.

MCU enthusiasts won’t have to wait too long for the next film—director Nia DaCosta’s The Marvelswhich sees the return of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and features Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris’s Monica Rambeau, arrives on November 10.

Check out the streaming date teaser below:

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Featured image: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.


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