(Pocket-lint) - The long-awaited third instalment of the Guardians of the Galaxy saga is almost upon us.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Marvel movie, including who might come back to reprise their roles, the current release date, and more. Details are still a little scarce, but we're learning more all the time, and will continue to update this page as news breaks.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: What to know
Director James Gunn announced that filming had started in November 2021 and even teased fans with a cast reunion photo:
If you can't wait to catch up with the gang, they also appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, which was released in the summer of 2022.
Gunn has also confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 takes place after the latest Thor movie. Other than that, specific plot details for the third movie are not yet known. Gunn has only promised that it'll serve as the "epic conclusion" to the story he began in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. We suspect that, after Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will focus on the search for Gamora. Gunn has been teasing that the third movie is "pretty heavy actually". He said: "It's a heavier story, so it's an emotional process to go through".
Karen Gillan said she read the script with Pom Klementieff and they were full of tears. "It's brilliant and it's emotional and it's funny and it's all of those things that you want," she told Collider.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Release date
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will release on May 5 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Where to stream
Presumably, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will come to theatres first, followed by a streaming release on Disney+, where you can also watch the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Cast
So far, you can expect the following to return:
- Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Sylvester Stallone as Stakar
- Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
- Chukwudi Iwuji as TBA
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Trailers
The first trailer was released on December 1 2022, we have embedded it at the top of the page, and again below for your convenience.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3: How to catch up
In order to go into the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in cinemas fully prepared, at least watch the previous two movies on Disney+. It costs $7.99 a month in the US.
If you think you'll want to know more about the MCU, follow our guide on every Marvel movie and TV show in chronological order.
What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Luke Baker.