During the presentation, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced that Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release in theaters on May 5, 2023, with a new logo. There were a lot of Guardians on hand to dish about the highly anticipated third installment of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
With director James Gunn taking the lead, cast members Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, and Maria Bakalova (who is playing Cosmo the dog) took part in an engaging discussion. Chukwudi Iwuji arrived on stage in costume, revealing to excited fans that he’ll be portraying High Evolutionary in the film.
As for the footage shown in Hall H, it made everyone — on the stage and in the audience — emotional, as Gunn noted that this is the end of this arc for the Guardians crew.
“I think it’s really been about telling one story between the three films with a couple of sideways adventures,” He explained to the crowd. “But I think it really is about the one story. This is the final arc that we began at the very beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, with Peter Quill, with Rocket, seeing where Nebula goes, and even Kraglin, who started out as saying one or two lines in the first movie and is now a main Guardian of the Galaxy.”
But before they can get to the end, this ragtag group has to go back to the beginning. Specifically, Rocket’s beginning. The film will explore his early days, and if you thought Baby Groot was cute, just WAIT until you see Baby Rocket.
“When I first started doing Guardians of the Galaxy, I was like, I don’t know, it sounds a little goofy. I thought it was going to be Bugs Bunny joins the Avengers,” Gunn continued. “But then I thought if there is a talking raccoon, how is he real? Where does he come from? I realized he was the saddest creature in the universe, and that’s what this story is about, to a great extent.”
Another sad thing in the movie? Addressing the crowd, Pratt noted that for Star-Lord is still reeling from the events of Avengers: Endgame considering that the love of his life, Gamora, doesn’t know who he is anymore. Yeah, cue the tears.
In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the 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.