Before we know it, we’ll have zoomed past Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and changed courses from the microscopic to the galactic. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the last outing for the MCU Guardians team as we know it. So we’re expecting a lot from this movie, including some laughs and lots of tears. The Super Bowl trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy sets us up for exactly this. Though the Guardians are trying to find some kind new normal, that’s never really in the cards for our MCU teams.
Take a look at the tease of the upcoming movie below:
Of course, in true Guardians fashion, the new trailer for Vol. 3 plays out against the notes of a catchy but devastating tune. But which song is playing during this Super Bowl spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? It’s “Since You Been Gone” released by Rainbow in 1976 and originally written by one-time Argent guitarist Russ Ballard. It perfectly sets the tone for the mix of light-hearted and deeply sad scenes the trailer reveals to us.
Peter Quill still mourns Gamora. Gamora is someone altogether new. Star-Lord and Nebula are flirting. (We have questions about that.) And we also see a lot of the Chukwudi Iwuji’s villainous High Evolutionary, who is on a sacred mission for “the perfect society.” Although, of course, Rocket seems to know first-hand why that’s a lie. Adam Warlock also flies in and out of this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer, but we can’t quite yet tell exactly what he’s up to.
It’s a lot to take in. A new synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 released with this Super Bowl trailer helps to add context to what we see in the trailer.
In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
We feel, one way or the other, this movie will result in some deaths. Who exactly is on the chopping board? We couldn’t say for sure. Rocket definitely doesn’t sound like he’s in a great place. But the MCU loves a twist. Maybe someone else is in far more danger than we can tell. We’d love for a team to just find a peaceful place to rest and live happily ever after. But it’s just not the way of heroes.
We won’t know for sure until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives on May 5, 2023.