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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (stylised as Volume 3) is the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe follows the team comes face to face against the High Evolutionary who's after Rocket.

Plot[]

At their new headquarters on Knowhere, the Guardians of the Galaxy are attacked by Adam Warlock, a Sovereign warrior created by their high priestess Ayesha. After Adam overpowers them and seriously wounds Rocket, he is stabbed by Nebula and forced to flee. The Guardians are unable to tend to Rocket's wounds due to a kill switch embedded in him, made by the company Orgocorp. They travel to Orgocorp's headquarters to find the override code.

As Rocket lies unconscious, he recalls his past. As a baby raccoon, he was experimented on by the High Evolutionary, a scientist who sought to enhance animal lifeforms into anthropomorphic species to create a Counter-Earth. Rocket befriended the High Evolutionary's other test subjects: the otter Lylla, the walrus Teefs, and the rabbit Floor. The High Evolutionary was impressed by Rocket's intelligence but furious that it exceeded his own. The High Evolutionary perfected the anthropomorphization process with Rocket's advice but ordered Rocket's brain to be extracted and his friends incinerated. Rocket freed Lylla, only for the High Evolutionary to kill her. Rocket, enraged, mauled the High Evolutionary and shot his guards, but Teefs and Floor were killed in the chaos. Alone, Rocket stole a spaceship and fled.

In the present, the alternate version of Gamora, who has joined the Ravagers, helps the Guardians infiltrate Orgocorp, which is owned by the High Evolutionary. They retrieve Rocket's file, but discover that the code has been removed. The group speculates that Theel, one of the High Evolutionary's advisors, has it, so they depart for Counter-Earth. They are followed by Ayesha and Adam, who are ordered by their creator, the High Evolutionary, to retrieve Rocket for his brain.

Upon arriving, the team is helped by residents in tracing Theel to the High Evolutionary's ship. Drax and Mantis remain with Gamora and Rocket as Peter Quill, Groot, and Nebula travel to the High Evolutionary's ship. Nebula is forced to wait outside by guards as Quill and Groot board. Drax and Mantis chase after Quill's group.

The High Evolutionary initiates his destruction and planned recreation of Counter-Earth, which kills all life on the planet, including Ayesha. As his ship enters orbit, Quill and Groot leap off with Theel, retrieving the code from him. Gamora arrives with their ship to rescue them, while Nebula, Mantis, and Drax board the High Evolutionary's ship to rescue the now-absent Quill and Groot. As Quill's group attempts to access the code, Rocket flatlines and has a near-death experience, where he sees Lylla, Teefs, and Floor. Lylla tells him that his time has not yet come as Quill uses the code to disable the kill switch and save Rocket's life.

Nebula, Mantis, and Drax come across hundreds of imprisoned humanoid children on the High Evolutionary's ship before being captured. Quill's group sets out to rescue the three, who are placed in a chamber with monstrous Abilisks. Mantis befriends the Abilisks, allowing the group to escape and reunite with Quill's group, together overpowering the High Evolutionary's army. Kraglin and Cosmo arrive on Knowhere, and Cosmo creates a telekinetic tunnel connecting Knowhere to the High Evolutionary's ship to free the captured children. Rocket discovers imprisoned animals on the ship before being attacked by the High Evolutionary, but the rest of the Guardians help subdue him, leaving him to perish on his ship. The Guardians rescue the animals and lead them aboard Knowhere. Quill nearly dies trying to cross over but is saved by Adam, who had a change of heart after being saved by Groot.

In the aftermath, Quill leaves the Guardians, bestowing the captaincy to Rocket before leaving for Earth to reunite with his grandfather Jason. Mantis embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the Abilisks, Gamora reunites with the Ravagers, and Nebula and Drax remain on Knowhere to raise the rescued children.

In a mid-credits scene, the new Guardians, consisting of Rocket, a fully-grown Groot, Cosmo, Kraglin, Adam, Phyla (one of the rescued children) and Adam's pet, Blurp, take on a new mission. In a post-credits scene, Quill eats breakfast with his grandfather, Jason.

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Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe[]

Taglines[]

  • It’s time to face the music.
  • Get ready for one last ride.
  • One More With Feeling.

Production[]

The film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia.

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External Links[]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on IMDB

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Phase 1 Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers
Phase 2 Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man
Phase 3 Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Homecoming | Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man and the Wasp | Captain Marvel | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Home
Phase 4 WandaVision | The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | Loki Season 1 | Black Widow | What If...? Season 1
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Eternals | Hawkeye | Spider-Man: No Way Home
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Ms. Marvel | Thor: Love and Thunder | I Am Groot
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law | Werewolf by Night | Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Phase 5 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | Secret Invasion
Loki Season 2 | The Marvels | Echo | Deadpool 3
One-Shots The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter
All Hail the King
Pre-Production Other
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