It’s the end of an era for the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Marvel released the first trailer for the third and final episode on December 1, teasing one last adventure from our beloved group of misfits. It’s been a while since we last saw them, but as Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill says in the clip, “The galaxy always needs its guardians.” To conclude the film franchise, they will once again team up to protect the universe and one of their own.
New plot details for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” were revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, giving fans a deeper look at a project that took a long, long time to complete. come. In 2016, Marvel director Kevin Feige told Gizmodo that the third film was definitely planned, and in 2017 it was announced that director James Gunn would return to helm the final film in the trilogy. But the story gets a little convoluted from there.
Gunn was fired from the project on July 20, 2018, and production was suspended shortly thereafter. In 2019, Disney and Marvel rehired Gunn, but production was delayed until he completed “The Suicide Squad” and the HBO Max spinoff “Peacemaker.” Filming for “GOTG 3” finally began in 2021 and wrapped in May 2022. Fans also briefly saw the Guardians of the Galaxy in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which gives some helpful clues as to the direction that picks up their new movie.
On July 2, Pratt spoke to Digital Spy about the film, which he calls a “masterpiece.” He said of the film: “It’s fantastic. James Gunn just watched a tough assembly the other day. I called him yesterday. We did facetimer, and he’s very, very proud of the work that everything the world did. He said it was the best we’ve ever done. He feels very, very confident. The script was amazing.
Pratt further explained, “And I can say with confidence that he did a real masterpiece, and I just can’t wait for people to see it. It’s James Gunn. He did all three movies, which is really rare and really special in the world of big box office trilogies.”
Watching the trailer, which premiered at Comic-Con, was an emotional experience. “It really caught me off guard,” Pratt told Entertainment Weekly. “Obviously, you’re immediately swept away not only by the idea that this is the end of this trilogy for all of us, but also by the journey the characters are on.”
Ahead, here’s everything we know about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” including the cast, plot, and release date.
— Additional reporting by Eden Arielle Gordon