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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Is this a Bittersweet Farewell?

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As “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” hit theaters on May 5th, fans have found themselves both thrilled and saddened by the prospect of it being the last movie in the series. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has seen several franchises extend beyond a trilogy, such as “Thor 4” and the upcoming “Captain America 4,” the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy series remains uncertain. In this article, we explore the reasons behind the potential end of the trilogy, discuss the current team lineup, examine interesting characters from the comics that could be featured in future movies, and consider any other additional sections that would appeal to our audience of comic book lovers.

The End of a Trilogy

James Gunn
James Gunn, the mastermind behind the epic Guardians of the Galaxy series, takes a moment to embrace his creative vision and celebrate the power of storytelling.

Director James Gunn, who helmed all three Guardians of the Galaxy films, has been clear that this is his last movie for Marvel. Gunn has taken over DC Studios (with Peter Safran) and is focusing his efforts on building a new DC Universe. Furthermore, some of the cast members, including Dave Bautista (Drax) and Zoe Saldaña (Gamora), have also confirmed that this would be their last Marvel film. Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, also expressed her reservations about playing the character without Gunn’s writing.

Despite the departure of some key players, the future of the franchise is not entirely closed off. Gunn has shown enthusiasm for Marvel continuing the Guardians series with a new lineup, and fans even get a preview of this in “Vol. 3.” However, no official announcements have been made regarding any future Guardians films or projects.

The Current Guardians Team

The Guardians of the Galaxy as we know them consist of the following members:

Star Lord
Star-Lord, the charismatic cosmic hero, soars through the galaxy with his trademark mix of swagger and heroism. Source: www.polygon.com
  • Star-Lord (Peter Quill): The leader of the team, played by Chris Pratt. After “GOTG Vol. 3″‘s end-credits scene, it is hinted that Peter Quill may return in his own solo project.
Gamora, the fierce and enigmatic warrior, commands attention as she wields her deadly skills with precision and grace. Source: www.cbr.com
  • Gamora: A skilled assassin and adopted daughter of Thanos, played by Zoe Saldaña. She confirmed that this is her last Marvel film as Gamora.
Drax, the relentless powerhouse, embodies strength and resilience as he charges into battle with unyielding determination. Source: www.cnet.com
  • Drax the Destroyer: A warrior seeking revenge for his family’s death, played by Dave Bautista, who has also confirmed this to be his last Marvel film.
Rocket Racoon
Rocket Raccoon, the pint-sized dynamo with a big attitude, proves that size doesn’t matter when it comes to bravery and cunning. Source: global.techradar.com
  • Rocket Raccoon: A genetically engineered raccoon and expert marksman, voiced by Bradley Cooper.
Groot, the gentle giant with an extraordinary heart, stands tall as a symbol of unwavering loyalty and compassion. Source: 99fab.com
  • Groot: A tree-like humanoid with the ability to regenerate, voiced by Vin Diesel.
Nebula, the complex and resilient warrior, radiates a fierce determination forged through trials and tribulations. Source: imgur.com
  • Nebula: A former villain turned hero and Gamora’s sister, played by Karen Gillan.
Guardians of the Galaxy Mantis
Mantis, the ethereal empath, emanates a serene presence and a profound connection to the cosmic energies around her. Source: www.mycentraljersey.com
  • Mantis: A naive empath with the ability to manipulate emotions, played by Pom Klementieff.

Potential Guardians Characters from the Comics

If Marvel decides to continue the Guardians of the Galaxy series with new characters, there are several interesting heroes from the comics that could make their debut:

Guardians of the Galaxy Phylla Vell
Phyla-Vell, the cosmic champion with a celestial lineage, blazes across the cosmos with her unwavering resolve and extraordinary abilities. Source: nerdist.com
  • Phylla-Vell: The artificially created daughter of Captain Mar-Vell, she is a powerful hero with energy manipulation and super strength abilities.
Guardians of the Galaxy Moondragon
Moondragon, the enigmatic telepathic warrior, harnesses the depths of her mind to protect the galaxy from unseen threats. Source: www.menchtech.com
  • Moondragon: A telepathic martial artist and daughter of Drax, she has a complex history with the Guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy Major Victory
Major Victory, the embodiment of unwavering valor and resilience, stands as a shining example of heroism in the face of adversity. Source: wallpapersin4k.net
  • Major Victory: A time-traveling superhero with psychic powers and a member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team from the future.
Guardians of the Galaxy Jack Flag
Jack Flag, the embodiment of untamed rebellion and unwavering loyalty, charges fearlessly into battle with his indomitable spirit.
  • Jack Flag: A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who gains superhuman abilities and becomes a member of the Guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock, the cosmic being of immense power and wisdom, radiates an aura of enigmatic majesty. Source: collider.com
  • Adam Warlock: Making his debut in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Adam Warlock, played by Will Poulter, is a powerful cosmic being with the ability to manipulate energy and matter. His presence in the MCU could open up new storylines and possibilities for future Guardians movies or spin-offs.

The Legacy of the Guardians

While it is bittersweet to say goodbye to the beloved heroes, fans can look forward to seeing how the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to evolve and possibly incorporate the Guardians in new and exciting ways. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously mentioned that the Guardians have a significant role in the MCU’s future, leaving room for the possibility of appearances in other movies or even Disney+ series.

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Additional Section: Easter Eggs and Trivia

Comic book lovers enjoy finding Easter eggs and hidden references in their favorite movies. A section dedicated to the Easter eggs and trivia found in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” could be a valuable addition to the article, providing fans with interesting tidbits and connections to the broader MCU. Some notable examples include:

  1. The appearance of the original Guardians team from the comics during a flashback sequence.
  2. Cameos from other Marvel characters, such as Thor and the Collector.
  3. References to classic 1980s movies and TV shows, as seen in the previous Guardians films.


“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” may indeed be the last installment of the series with the current team, but that doesn’t mean the Guardians’ legacy ends here. With a rich comic book history and numerous intriguing characters to explore, there is ample room for the franchise to continue in new and exciting directions. As the MCU enters its next phase, fans can keep their fingers crossed for the Guardians’ return, be it in new films, spin-offs, or crossover appearances with other Marvel heroes.

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