Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Theatrical release date, trailer and plot – All important info on the big Marvel finale

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With Guardians of the Galaxy 3, James Gunn completes his Marvel trilogy around the chaotic superhero squad. Here you can find all the important information about the start, trailer and cast.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has had an extremely bumpy production history, mainly due to the controversy surrounding director and screenwriter James Gunn. But now the film is definitely coming to theaters – and Gunn is taking a seat in the director’s chair. We have summarized the most important info on the Marvel sequel.

When will Guardians of the Galaxy 3 be released?

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 release date
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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 opens in cinemas on May 3, 2023. It is the 32nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What is the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

Concrete details about the plot are not yet known. What is certain, however, is that at least one character will die. Gunn revealed this even before filming began. Everything points to the fact that we are dealing with a conclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. Adam Warlock will be the main antagonist. The villain is an artificially created being.

Who is in the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy?

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 brings back the entire core team of the series. In addition, however, there are a few new names in the cast.

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
  • Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  • Dave Bautista as Drax
  • Vin Diesel as Groot
  • Bradley Cooper as Rocket
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Pom Klementieff as Mantis
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri
  • Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
  • Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
  • Chukwudi Iwuji as High Evolutionary
  • Daniela Melchior
  • Callie Brand

Is Chris Hemsworth in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

After the Guardians became friends with Thor in Avengers 3: Infinity War and Avengers 4: Endgame, there was an immediate question as to whether there would be a crossover between the two MCU series. A separate film has not been announced. Instead, the Guardians will make a guest appearance in Thor 4: Love and Thunder. It is unclear whether Marvel’s god of thunder will also make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

  • Guardians bonus: In addition to the Thor 4 appearance, Guardians of the Galaxy will be featured twice more on Disney+ this year. One is the I Am Groot series with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, the other is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special with the entire crew.

When will the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 be released?

We still have to wait for the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Filming has been completed in the meantime. For now, though, there are two other MCU movies that want to be promoted: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But at the latest with the Ant-Man sequel, footage from the new Guardians movie should be released.

Who is the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

Adam Warlock villain in Guardians of the Galaxy 3
Adam Warlock © Marvel

As mentioned earlier, Adam Warlock will appear as the main antagonist of Guardians of the Galaxy in Part 3. In addition, there is another confirmed antagonist: High Evolutionary. The former scientist was a victim of his own experiments and now has superhuman powers and a remarkable mind. Thematically, he thus fits very well with Warlock, who is an artificial creature created as a supposedly perfect being.

What is behind the James Gunn controversy?

In July 2017, James Gunn was fired due to controversial tweets about pedophilia and rape, which at the time were over ten years in the past and were unearthed by the conservative website Daily Caller. In a statement, Gunn took full responsibility for the tweets, calling them a mistake.

In March 2019, Gunn was brought back to direct and write Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after many of his colleagues got behind him. There were also talks with Disney executives (including co-chairman Alan Horn and Marvel chief Kevin Feige), who gave his return the green light.

What do you expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 3?