Marvel action film sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, directed by James Gunn, will hit theaters and Disney+ in 2023.

Gunn, who also worked on DC products The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, directed the first two Guardians films. The film will be the second Phase 5 Marvel film following Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, which is slated for release in February. This is everything we have on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 so far:

Chris Pratt in the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special

Who is in the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

The sequel will see the return of the Guardian’s seven main cast members – 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 and Pom Klementieff as Mantis.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will also feature other cast members including:

  • Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin
  • Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
  • Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
  • Chukwudi Iwuji as the High Evolutionary
  • Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex
  • Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Space Dog
Cosmo the Spacedog is featured in the Holiday Special

What is the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

The Guardians (minus Gamora) from Thor: Love and Thunder – they decided to split up and travel the galaxy to help people in need. Guardians 3 will pick up from this point as the gang reunites and begins a search for Gamora, who disappeared at the end of Avengers Endgame.

The synopsis reads, “Still devastated by the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill gathers his team to defend the universe and one of theirs – a mission that could spell the end of the Guardians if unsuccessful.”

The film is expected to be the last in the Guardians franchise – Gunn previously announced the film would be a trilogy and Bautista told Digital Spy: “As far as my commitments go, I have Guardians 3 and it probably will be the end of Drax”.

When is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 release date coming?

The third part of the series is set to be released in UK cinemas on Friday 5th May 2023. Like all Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it will eventually land on Disney+. Thor Love and Thunder was released on Disney+ a little over two months after it began its theatrical run.

Guardians 3 is therefore expected to be available on Disney+ in July 2023. All previous MCU films including Guardians One and Two, the Holiday Special and the animated short series I Am Groot are now available to watch on Disney+.

Is there a trailer for Galaxy Vol. 3?

A trailer for the third film was shown to audiences at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in July, but it has still not been released to the general public. Director James Gunn confirmed a teaser trailer will be released ahead of the film, but hasn’t confirmed when that will be. Watch this space for updates on when the trailer will be released.

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