Disney unveiled Thursday the poster and trailer for what will be James Gunn's third and final entry to his epic Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.
The poster depicts the Guardians - Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Rocket (Bradley Cooper), - standing on their new ship, Bowie, alongside Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Kraglin (Sean Gunn) and Cosmo the Spacedog (Maria Bakalova).
The group stands against the setting sun with a dramatic backdrop, suggesting this is a final farewell but not just Gunn, but perhaps a number of the characters.
Gunn previously teased that Vol. 3 would be the most emotional installment of the trilogy.
He even spoke of how easy it was to film and produce the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special alongside Vol. 3 due to the serious and heavy nature of the movie compared to the light and breezy festive special, which also dropped some big news for the Guardians including revealing that Mantis is actually Quill’s sister, and Kurt Russell’s Ego is also her father.
The festive frolic also unveiled that the Guardians have purchased Knowhere from the Collector (Benicio del Toro), essentially adopted Cosmo the Spacedog, are now traveling on a new ship, Bowie, and Groot has had a serious growth spurt since we last saw him in a movie.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will be the emotional conclusion to Rocket Raccoon's story.
It will also see the Guardians face new antagonists, including Chukwudi Iwuji’s High Evolutionary, and Will Poulter's long-awaited Adam Warlo
ck, one of the most powerful figures in the history of the Marvel comics.
Furthermore, Quill is continuing to deal with the heartbreak he is suffering as a result of losing Gamora during the events of "Avengers: Infinity War", only to get her back during "Avengers: Endgame" but discovering that, as a younger variant of Gamora, the years they spent falling in love never happened for her.
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will be the second movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 5, following "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania", and it will open in theaters on May 5, 2023. Check out the trailer below: