I’m a little late getting to this, but last week Marvel Studios dropped the first trailer for the upcoming third installment in their “The Guardians of the Galaxy” branch of the MCU. I’ve enjoyed the “Guardians” films, but I’ve never considered them top-tier MCU. The films are full of fun characters, but the hit-and-miss goofiness along with some pretty bland villains have held them back. Still, director James Gunn finds ways to make things entertaining.
His third chapter sees the Guardians at a pretty low point. It’s especially true for Peter (Chris Pratt) who’s still struggling with the loss of his Gamora. But this is a James Gunn movie so you know things aren’t going to stay somber for very long. In fact we get several good laughs in the trailer that fit nicely with the goofy tone of the previous films. But we also get glimpses that make us wonder if we’re in for some heartbreak. Time will tell. I’m pretty interested in seeing where this third (and possibly final) “Guardians” movie goes.
“The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” opens May 5, 2023. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.