James Gunn’s last film for the MCU, before he takes up his new position at DC, will be in theatres on May 5, 2023
Last Updated: 01.30 AM, Dec 02, 2022
The Guardians of The Galaxy will be back for one last adventure. Volume 3, which will mark director James Gunn’s departure from the MCU, is set for a summer of 2023 theatrical release on May 5. The first teaser of the upcoming film came out only hours ago at the Brazil Comic Con and its looks like audiences are in for one helluva ride with Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock debuting in the franchise.
The galaxy still needs its guardians and so Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Gamora (Zoe Saldanha) head into unknown territory across the universe, including a planet with human-like inhabitants that have animal faces.
The teaser comes shortly after the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, so audiences will not be surprised by Groot’s growth spurt and all buffed-up avatar. Peter is still pining for Gamora, but the one out there now who is leading the Ravagers is not the Gamora who was in love with him. But most importantly, this film will also focus on Rocket’s origin story. The visuals of baby Rocket before he is experimented on already has fans wondering if Gunn’s final instalment will have a tragic end for one of the favourite Guardians.
Releasing the teaser on social media, Gunn wrote, “On May 5, we fulfil the promise; the completion of a trilogy, the end of an era. The last ride. We are Groot,” adding, “One more time with feeling. The teaser trailer for the finale of Guardians trilogy.”
James Gunn, who had briefly departed the MCU over an earlier offensive tweet and then returned to finish up his trilogy, will now leave to head DC's movie and TV wing. The MCU will open its 2023 slate of films with Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania on February 17, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 on May 5 and The Marvels on July 28.