GUARDIANS Of The Galaxy Volume 3 Trailer Breakd...

GUARDIANS Of The Galaxy Volume 3 Trailer Breakdown | Easter Eggs, Hidden Details, Reaction And Baby Rocket

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Ok, so the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is now out, and in this video, we’re going to be bringing you a big breakdown of the teaser, the hidden details, and also our reaction to it. Now this is picking up in the aftermath of the holiday special. In case you didn’t check it out, there were a couple of things that were dropped in it to set up the upcoming film. James Gunn even said the holiday special was helpful because he didn’t have to spend time explaining why the Guardians had Knowhere and so on.

So the main pointers we learned from it are that they indeed own Knowhere now after buying it off the collector. Though it was destroyed during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, they have fixed it up. We don’t know what happened to The Collector, but his ship was spotted at the start of the Loki finale, with him flying past the camera as we traveled out of the universe.

Other revelations are that Peter and Mantis are brother and sister due to Ego being their father. This was teased all the way back in 2017 when a deleted scene of Mantis’ mother was posted by the actor. In the group shot photo, we could also see her at the back while Ego talked about all the children he had.

Finally, Cosmo the space dog was introduced, about whom we’ll talk more in just a bit.

Now, if you enjoyed the video, then please hit the thumbs up button and don’t forget to subscribe for breakdowns like this every day. With that out of the way, thanks for clicking this; now let’s get into the Guardians trailer.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown

Now the trailer opens with the Marvel Studios logo, which then transforms into the cover of the Awesome Mix Tape.

Gunn has stated that we will be getting a third volume, and after hearing how niche his song choice was for the holiday special, I can’t wait to see what he has here.

The Hall H trailer had the song Do You Realize?” by the Flaming Lips, which was pretty fitting for what was shown there. That focused more heavily on Peter and Gamora realizing that they weren’t on the same page and her basically saying, “It’s not you. It’s me.

Like literally.

The song contains the lyrics, “Do you realise you have the most beautiful face?” and “Do you realize we’re floating in space?” It was a bit on the nose for what was shown, but hey, I appreciate that Gunn never goes with the most obvious pop songs, cos if I have to hear “Paint It Black” or “Sympathy for the Devil” one more time,

Now for this teaser, we get the song in the meantime by Space Hog. This is very much about someone searching for meaning in life and discovering that whatever they have to do will push them through. It has allusions to anxiety and fear of death and how this can be a driving force.

We see the guardians returning to Earth, and they approach New York, which we can see by the Statue of Liberty. They come across a neighborhood that’s filled with hybrids, likely created by the high evolutionary.

They walk down the ramp, and this shot echoes several from their prior movies.

Now, Groot has come a long way since being a teenager in the last handful of films. He’s way bigger and bulkier now, and Vin Diesel has said in several interviews that the film will have him coming forth as Emperor Groot. This is a big version for the character, and it’s kind of his final form, which makes sense for this movie.

They say that they come in peace, but Drax ends up smacking a ball off the little hybrid f**k’s head. This starts a big fight, and we cut to Quill in space, listening to music and clearly thinking about Gamora.

There was a trailer shown at Comic Con earlier in the year, and like most of the ones that debut in Hall H, there were some shots that aren’t included in this final release. I will talk about what they are later in the video, but I just thought I’d drop that up top in case we go off into some stuff that isn’t here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Anyway, the film will very much pick up on the plot threads that were left dangling at the end of Avengers: Endgame with the Guardians searching for Gamora. The MCU had a bit of a tumultuous time during their productions due to James Gunn being fired and then rehired by Disney to finish the film. Originally, he was meant to drop this before Thor: Love and Thunder, and this was the film that was going to feature Thor. It would give it a bit more urgency with them immediately heading out into space to find Gamora, but instead they had to have them at the start of his last movie to set up him going off to fight Gorr.

I think it’s given them a bit of distance, which has allowed Gamora to set up her own group. This is a gang of ravens that the Guardians will be meeting early on due to Nebula setting up a meeting with them. The pair talked it out during Endgame and clearly set up a way that they could contact each other.

There was actually a deleted scene in Endgame where Gamora left the battlefield after everyone was dusted, but I think this was removed to keep up the mystery that she might have been wiped out along with Thanos’ forces.

Gamora is very much a woman out of time, similar to Captain America, and I think it’ll be interesting to see how she finds things in the future. Gamora is known as one of the fiercest women in the galaxy, so it makes sense that she’d be able to get people to easily follow her. However, she will be working with the Guardians once more, but she’s making it very clear to Peter that she isn’t the person he fell in love with. I think one of the most heartbreaking ideas at the center of this movie is that she’s right.

We saw in Multiverse of Madness that Strange had to come to grips with the fact that his Christine was off with someone else, and though there were others out there, they couldn’t be with him. I actually think that might be the case here, with the pair not actually ending up with each other due to their lives being on different tangents. Peter would always have in the back of his mind that this isn’t the Gamora he fell in love with, no matter how much he tried.

He even shows her a Polaroid of the pair because he’s trying to force her to remember the life they have. I love that they go with a Polaroid for this, as Peter of course got abducted in the 80s, so it makes sense that he’d gravitate towards using old tech with her.

He’s desperate to make her the woman he lost, and this is represented in the trailer, which has flashbacks to their days together before she died.

We get shots of their more affectionate moments, including a scene from Guardians volumes 1 and 2. This is done very similarly to the Jane and Thor flashbacks that we got in Love and Thunder,” with Peter’s past playing a big part.

I think the story will very much be about Quill and Gamora learning to love each other, but I think it would be way more heartbreaking to discover that they just don’t connect with each other. One of the big complaints about the multiverse is that death doesn’t really matter because people can just come back. I think something like this would be needed to add actual stakes to the returns and show that it’s not just a fix everything cop-out to bring characters back.

I also love the subtle things that they do with Gamora’s design to show that it’s a slightly more rough-and-ready version of the character. Not only has she been with the Ravagers for some time, but she’s not been through the love story that the original version did. Her hair has a couple of flicks out from the fringe, and she seems a bit less groomed than she has been in the past. Nothing major; I’m not slagging the lass off, but there are these little touches that really add to her being slightly different.

He just wants to be happy like he once was, and that’s a big thing for the characters to go through.

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Now Mantis is the one talking to Peter whilst this goes on, and she tells him not to forget where they came from.

Peter and Mantis have their real relationship of being siblings out now, and it’s very similar to Gamora and the Nebulas. Both had a father figure who wanted to force their will on the universe, and it’s going to be interesting to see if they tackle this idea in the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Now at this point, we see a baby raccoon on Earth that is obviously Rocket. His past has been teased before, but this film will answer the question of what exactly happened to him. Rocket was abducted when he was younger and experimented on by none other than the High Evolutionary.

In case you don’t know who he is, this is a character called Herbert Wyndham who was born in Manchester just down the road—well, not down the road, but near me.

Manny is in the building.

Anyway, after debuting in The Mighty Thor issue 133, Herbert took an interest in the work of Nathanial Essex, aka Mr. Sinister.

He started carrying out genetic experiments, and he even built a device known as a genetic accelerator that sped up the evolution process.

Evolution doesn’t really work like that, but you know what I mean. What do you mean? Explain what I mean. Well, a raccoon is as evolved as you are because evolution weeds out the ones who aren’t strong enough to survive in certain environments. The ones that flourish there can have children and pass on their genes to them. Further ones are weeded out, and so on and so forth until you get a species that is perfect for where it is due to mutations.

See, kids, you always learn something here.

Over the decades, the High Evolutionary has created several atrocities; he’s bred Dalmatians with Chimpanzees, and so on and so forth.

I’m guessing that he’s had a number of failures, but that Rocket will be the one who worked, and thus he’ll be trying to get him once more in order to unlock the secret of how to create more hybrids.

Interestingly, this film will have lots of characters that have been experimented on.

Firstly, we have Cosmo, who we got to see more of in the recent holiday special. After the Collectors base was destroyed in the first movie, the dog was freed, and we heard it speak in the special while demonstrating its telekinetic powers. Voiced by Maria Backalova; she’s backalova in this movie too and will be playing a much bigger role. During the space race, the Russians sent several dogs into the stars to see what the effects of travel would have on a living creature. The first to orbit the earth was Laika, and she did so in Sputnik. Sadly, the dog died from overheating because of the stress the journey caused, but the Soviets did manage to bring other dogs back as part of the program.

Cosmo is going to have been gone a long time, and using a universal translator, the group will be able to talk to her. I don’t know how the dog is still alive from the 1960s, but time obviously works differently in space. James Gunn has said that this movie will be one of the saddest MCU films ever, and I do have a feeling that potentially either Cosmo or Rocket will die.

I don’t know how many years the little guy has left, but either way, we are going to get a showdown between him and his creator. He might actually come to accept that he is, in fact, a racoon.

Looking at his face, he has what appears to be metal under the skin, and it looks like the cybernetic parts on his back run way deeper.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though, as we do see Lylla in the teaser too. This is the love of their lives, and it’s such a cool moment seeing them together.

The teaser has some horrifying shots in it of scalpels that the High Evolutionary uses, and I definitely think there’s going to be a big element of horror to it.

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Now there’s also Adam Warlock, who will be played by Will Poulter.

Similar to Ricket and Cosmo, he’s been through experimentation himself, and we last left him being created at the end of Guardians Volume 2. In the comics, this is a character that is tied heavily into the Infinity Stones, and he’s actually a big adversary of Thanos. He’s also got allegiances with Pip the troll, who was teased at the end of Eternals.

I have a feeling that he will pop up in the next Eternals project, and with Eros being Thanos’ brother, they can kind of tie him in with that.

Now he was named Adam after the first man; however, the name Warlock was given to him by the High Evolutionary. It’s even possible that he might be working alongside him early on, or we could get an appearance once more by the Sovereign.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Now it seems like they’ve changed the space suit style to, as we say, way more colorful ones that remind me a lot of the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. In addition to this, it seems like we’re also going to get the comic suits for the final film, with us getting several shots of them donning the blue leather costumes. Drax no longer has sensitive nipples, so he’ll be donning it as well.

Rocket ended up wearing one of these suits in Endgame, so my guess is that he made some for the rest of the group. We even get the classic back-to-back shooting shot that’s been present in a lot of films featuring the team, and it’s a callback to when Rocket and Groot did it at the prison before Baby Groot did it on Rocket.

Anyway, we see them diving into space towards a fleshy structure. This is later revealed to be the home of High Evolutionaries.I love how there’s a flesh-like structure to the space ship, and it shows how he’s trying to combine even miniscule things like this in any way that he can. It appears like it even has hairs on it, which is such a cool detail.

We see him watching over a white figure training, and Quill leaps at one later on.

I’m guessing the guardians get caught, as we see them in what appear to be prison jumpsuits. This, of course, echoes the first film in which they were put in one as well.

Now James Gunn has said that with this being his final Guardians film, some will die. He said that it’s not going to be a complete bloodbath like Suicide Squad, but that some of our favorites will end up going out.

We’ve already talked about Rocket, but I’m guessing that Drax will, too, due to Dave Bautista confirming that this will be the last time that he plays him.

Drax has kind of come to the end of his arc, and he got revenge on both Ronan and Thanos, who were responsible for his family’s death.

The MCU has recently placed a strong emphasis on the afterlife, with references to it appearing in Moon Knight, Thor: Love Story, Thunder, and Wakanda Forever.

I’d love it if we saw Drax reunited with his family after passing away, and I think it would be the perfect end to his arc.

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Now, due to all the connections to Earth, Rocket’s origins, and the high evolutionary rate, I do feel like Peter will end up returning there for good. This was the planet where his mother died, and it makes sense that he’d want to avoid the place that gave him one of the most traumatic experiences of his life. However, he has been there from time to time, and I think the movie might culminate with him moving back home and finally going back to the family that he was abducted from at the start of the first movie.

That’s just a big theory time theory time theory time theory time theory time, but thematically, I think it makes sense for him to return to where he started his journey.

Now we also see the monster that the team fought at the start of the second Guardians film. For its use here, I’m guessing that it’s part of the high evolutionary’s creatures, and he may have even created the beast that they fought last time.

Anyway, we end with a nice little joke.

Now as for my thoughts on the teaser, I really dug it, and the Guardians have some of the best films in the MCU under their belt. James Gunn is always really good at balancing the comedy with the more emotional and heartfelt moments, and I have a feeling that he’s going to knock it out of the park for his swan song at Marvel.

This is the culmination of the Guardians journey, and due to Disney being unable to replace Gunn after firing him, I don’t even know if these characters will return in a major way due to directors potentially not wanting to take over the project. I hope we get the perfect ending for them and that this is a big movie before Gunn goes off to DC for the next part of his career.

Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the trailer, and if there’s anything we missed or didn’t talk about, then make sure you leave it in the comments below.

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If you want something else to watch, then make sure you check out our breakdown of the perfect scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming. We break down the entire thing, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you want to know more.

With that out of the way, thank you for sitting through the video; I’ve been Paul, and I’ll see you next time. Take care, Peace


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