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After three years, the Guardians of the Galaxy are back in theaters and kicking off the summer with one of the most loaded Marvel movies to date. Not only did James Gunn and company deliver an unexpectedly satisfying and emotional sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also has multiple post-credits scenes that may have larger implications for both the MCU and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Today’s Nerdist News is charting the future for Marvel’s cosmic misfits and the surprising characters who just made their debut.

Warning: there are major spoilers ahead for the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We are not kidding, people! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you should probably turn back now.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Poster

If you’re still here then it’s time to join host, and two-time Galaxy saver, Jessica Chobot, as she introduces the Guardians of the Galaxy! And we mean the original team. While Marvel’s first Guardians of the Galaxy had their adventures in the far future, it seems that the members all have counterparts in the modern MCU as scavengers. Sylvester Stallone’s character in the movie turned out to be Stakar Ogard, a hero better known as Starhawk. For reasons that we really don’t want to give away, Stakar, Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex T’Naga,  and Mainframe as voiced by Miley freakin’ Cyrus have come back together and they’re ready to reform the team. They may not call themselves the Guardians, but it seems to inevitable that this team will run into the modern Guardians when the third movie comes around.

Guardians of the Galaxy Original Team

But that’s not all! One of the many post-credits scenes also teased the long-awaited introduction of Adam Warlock, a hero we’ve been looking forward to seeing since Thanos made his debut in The Avengers! While Marvel has said that Warlock is sitting out of Avengers: Infinity War, he will definitely be around for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And if we had to bet, we’re pretty sure that he could also appear in the fourth Avengers movie.

And last but not least, we want to give you a chance to take home a piece of the Guardians of the Galaxy magic. Our friends at Fandango have recently added a gaggle of Groot gear to the Fandango FanShop, including this life-size Baby Groot Maquette. Valued at $750, this ultra-collectible item comes directly from Marvel Studios, stands 24 cm tall, comes with a wooden base and glass display case, and there are only five (5) available for sale. Lucky for you, we’re teaming up with Fandango to make one of those five belong to YOU. Yes, you. No, not the person behind you. No, not Jeremy. You.


To enter to win, simply use this link share this post and tell us what song would be on your “Awesome Mix” by Monday, May 8 at 9AM PT. While we love people in every part of the galaxy, this contest is limited to US residents only, so please accept our apologies if you’re trapped on Knowhere.

Are you excited about the newest cosmic heroes in the MCU? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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