Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Guardians, unite! The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is finally in the works.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 almost didn't happen because of scandals and issues that led to the firing and eventually re-hiring of James Gunn, who directed both Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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The trilogy's first movie introduced us to Peter Quill, who calls himself Star-Lord, and his unlikely crew of misfits - GamoraGroot, Drax, and Rocket. After Star-Lord steals a magical orb, he becomes the target of bounty hunters and intergalactic law enforcement because of the orb's secret cosmic powers. Star-Lord and his crew now have to work together to save the galaxy from the evil that threatens it.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reunites us with the gang once more after being hired by the Sovereign, a powerful alien race. The Guardians are tasked to protect a supply of precious batteries, but after Rocket stole some, the aliens went after the Guardians.

The delays turned fans anxious and excited for the last movie in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, so here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Marvel film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date: When Will the Movie Come Out?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Zoe Saldana as Gamora

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released on May 5, 2023.

The Marvel Phase 4 movies were supposed to come out earlier, but Disney moved the release dates of all the upcoming movies except for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. Hopefully, there will be no further delays in the movie's release.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Production

There have been reports that the movie finished its principal photography sometime in early May, which means it is on track so far.

The release date of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 was confirmed during the 2022 SDCC.

In September, director James Gunn posted a photo of him with the cast as he starts editing the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Cast: Who are the Actors in the Movie?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Rocket and Yondu
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All of the stars from the original Guardians of the Galaxy movies will come back to reprise their roles in the third installment of the trilogy.

Chris Pratt will return to play Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, alongside Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.

Vin Diesel will come back to lend his voice as Groot, and Bradley Cooper will once again play Rocket the Racoon.

We will also see the return of Pom Klementeiff as Mantis and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, who comes from a different timeline after the events in Endgame.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen after Thor: Love and Thunder, which means we may see the Guardians in Thor, but it is still unconfirmed whether or not we will see Thor in Vol. 3Chukwudi Iwuji is also cast, but his role is still unknown.

The other actors who may come back to join the cast are Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha and Sean Gunn as KraglinSylvester Stallone will also return as Stakar, complete with his band of Ravagers, including Michelle Yeoh as Aleta OgordVing Rhames as Charlie-27, Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex, and Miley Cyrus lending her voice to Mainframe.

Will Poulter will also come back to play Adam Warlock, whose much-anticipated role gained traction after his appearance in the post-credit scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The latest cast update was announced in June 2022, which introduced Nico Santos, from Crazy Rich Asians and Superstore. The other new additions to the cast are Oscar-nominee Maria Bakalova and Daniela Melchior from The Suicide Squad.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Baby Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was written and directed by James Gunn. Though there have been several allegations against Gunn, he returned to join and head the production.

In a recent tweet, Gunn shared that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 officially surpassed The Grinch and now holds the title for "the most makeup appliances produced for a single production."

Just heard from our makeup folks at @LegacyEffects that yesterday #GotGVol3 officially passed the World Record for 'the most makeup appliances created for a single production.'

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Plot: What Will the Story Be About?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Ayesha

The details about the plot of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 are still under wraps. Because it is a closely guarded secret, the best we can do is speculate what the storyline will be.

One possible direction for the movie will be the search for Gamora. During the last scene of Endgame, Gamora disappears after Tony Stark's funeral. We initially thought that Gamora had died because of the events in Infinity War, but the time-skipping in Endgame brought her back.

Gunn also said that Vol. 3 would see the end of the story arcs of the show's main characters. In some of his interviews, he mentioned that he would have been very disappointed if he could not give the Guardians a proper ending. He has been hinting that Vol. 3 will be a more emotional movie that will be heavier to process.

Guardians of the Galaxy actress Karen Gillan said that she cried while she was doing a script read with fellow actress Pom Klementeiff, so we may have to bring tissues during the premier.

Another character Gunn wants to explore fully would be the story of Rocket the Racoon, so it would be an interesting angle if he told Rocket's backstory in Vol. 3.

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Guardians Cameo in Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder gave us an insight into the possible storyline of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

During the first few scenes of Thor: Love and Thunder, we see the Guardians and Thor receive distress calls from across the galaxy. The signals are from different planets in need of help because of the chaos that Gorr the God Butcherer left after, well uhm, butchering the gods as his quest.

Thor and the Guardians decide to split up to respond to more calls and help more people. This may be where Vol. 3 picks up.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer: Is There a Trailer for the New Marvel Movie?

There have been reports that filming has been completed in early May 2022, which thankfully meant that the official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 premiered on December 2. You can watch the trailer here:

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You can rewatch the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 Trailer release in the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con

During the 2022 SDCC, an exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 trailer was released for the Hall H attendees. Hopefully, we may be able to watch the trailer in the next few weeks.

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The trailer reportedly showed Gamora as part of the Ravagers and Quill finally getting the chance to meet her.

Where to Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Where Can I Watch the Film?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, News, and Everything You Need to Know
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Rocket

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will probably premiere in theatres first. After completing the theatrical period, we can expect the film to be available online on your favorite streaming site.


Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel staple that has kept many fans entertained and invested. We will keep a close watch during the next few months for any new information about the movie as we wait for the final Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to finally be released.