Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Full Trailer Breakdown: MCU Easter Eggs and Comic Book References

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Full Trailer Breakdown: MCU Easter Eggs and Comic Book References
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Just a few days after the release of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the team is back on the spotlight once more as they get the very first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and it is teeming with MCU Easter eggs and comic book references! Check out the breakdown here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Full Trailer Breakdown: MCU Easter Eggs and Comic Book References

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The first look for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has arrived and it is a whole rollercoaster of emotions with laughter, thrill, and sadness guaranteed. Following the heartfelt Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special which made everyone feel light, this time, there's an impending threat that could end the team.

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being a huge umbrella of interconnected titles, of course, the first teaser of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is teeming with MCU Easter eggs and comic book references! Check out the trailer breakdown below and see if you spotted all of it!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Marvel Studios Logo

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Marvel Studios Logo
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Marvel Studios Logo

Usually, the logo of Marvel Studios change in every title to feature some character or something special, and for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it resembles the tape of Peter Quill, Awesome Mix. Vol 1, which he has a lot of '80s songs.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Bowie Returns

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Bowie Returns
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The Bowie Returns
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Appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the Bowie is the new ship of the Guardians, and yes, it is named after the iconic David Bowie, a reference to Peter Quill's continuous love for the pop culture of the '80s, just like his first ship, the Milano.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The New Guardians Uniform

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The New Guardians Uniform
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The New Guardians Uniform

Gone are the days when they look like misfits brought together to fight for the galaxy as now, they are wearing their dapper new uniform paying homage to the Guardians of the Galaxy comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, which is sleek, by the way!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Animal People Suburbs

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Animal People Suburbs
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Animal People Suburbs

At first, the place looks like a typical suburban community but nearing the place, the residents are not people, but animals who seem to be coming from an Earth-like planet or alternate reality, but that little goat girl got hit hard by Drax and it gets ugly.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Baby Rocket Steals Everyone's Hearts

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Baby Rocket Steals Everyone's Hearts
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Baby Rocket Steals Everyone's Hearts

Starting with an ominous hand about to get a baby rodent, everyone went "aww" upon seeing Baby Rocket with the face of sheer fear painted in his eyes, a memory from Halfworld that Rocket looks back to now that he is a genetically engineered raccoon.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Colorful Retro Spacesuits

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Colorful Retro Spacesuits
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Colorful Retro Spacesuits

These are not characters from Teletubbies nor Among us, but a homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey where the guardians wear different colored suits while they go to some sort of intestine-like place in space, possibly in search of Gamora.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: 2014 Gamora is Done Running

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: 2014 Gamora is Done Running
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: 2014 Gamora is Done Running
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Why is Gamora? Well, for the first time, she's back and she holds a Polaroid which could hold some memory of her and a reason for her to say, "I'm done running." This is 2014 Gamora, to clarify, because the other one already died when Thanos sacrificed her to get the soul stone and from there, there's no turning back.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: What Happened to Star-Lord?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: What Happened to Star-Lord?
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: What Happened to Star-Lord?

In Knowhere, where the Guardians now live, no Gamora yet in the picture but the Guardians are complete but there's one thing noticeable. Why is Nebula carrying Star-Lord like he died? What happened to him? They weren't worried so is Star-Lord just unconscious?

Also, this teases that Kraglin and Cosmo the Spacedog are now part of the team which is a direct connection to their participation in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, hopefully, Kraglin can now control the arrow, and Cosmo could now master telekinesis!

READ MORE: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Releases Official Poster and Plot Synopsis Teasing The End of the Team

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The High Evolutionary Arrives

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The High Evolutionary Arrives
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: The High Evolutionary Arrives

Chukwudi Iwuji makes his MCU debut as the High Evolutionary, a key figure to the horrific past of Rocket. In the comics, the High Evolutionary is known for experiments on genetic manipulation, and there's also a hamster wheel where a woman is running. He's a villain, from his stance.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Are The Guardians Back in Prison and Drax is Shot?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Are The Guardians Back in Prison and Drax is Shot?
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Are The Guardians Back in Prison and Drax is Shot?

The teaser of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 also shows that the Guardians end up getting together but from the looks of it, the place is nothing nice and they wear matching orange suits which suggests that they could be back in prison, going full circle, as they met in one in Vol. 1.

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Also, the scene shows Drax getting shot badly in the chest and after being tickled by bullets in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, this shot is surely something intergalactic to cause pain to Drax like that. Will Drax die in the movie?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Is Rocket Dying?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Is Rocket Dying?
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Is Rocket Dying?

One scene that made everyone worry is Rocket lying down the floor with what seems like a scar on his cheek and while there were theories that suggest Rocket would be dying in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, no one is actually prepared to see Rocket die!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Star-Lord Breakdown Scene

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Star-Lord Breakdown Scene
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Star-Lord Breakdown Scene

See, after that scene of Rocket, the emotions are heightened because Star-Lord wails and cries in pain as if someone died. There is also a tube which could be an apparatus for medical purposes but what worries everyone is that this scene may be Star-Lord crying over someone who died.

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Again, no one is prepared to see anyone die in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Lylla Otter, Rocket's Soulmate!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Lylla Otter, Rocket's Soulmate!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Lylla Otter, Rocket's Soulmate!

Some real marsupial relationship going on, Rocket celebrates seeing Lylla Otter, the soulmate of Rocket in the comics and the emotional reunion gives everyone a peek at Rocket's past. Lylla has a robot arm and seeing Rocket jump at her with excitement shows they have history.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Will Poulter's Adam Warlock

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Will Poulter's Adam Warlock
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: Will Poulter's Adam Warlock

Everyone, welcome Will Poulter in his first look as Adam Warlock and yes, he got some gold skin on. After five years, Adam Warlock is finally coming in and he is probably not on the good side as he throws punches to Nebula who is already on the ground. Obviously, Will Poulter is here to own the role!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: We Are Groot!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: We Are Groot!
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Breakdown: We Are Groot!

Lastly, there's the action-packed scene where Star-Lord, Rocket, and Groot forms a circle as the shoot. Usually, to pump the team up or in dramatic moments, Groot changes one word from his usual language, and that couldn't be good because it means there's a disaster. Groot shouts, "We are Groot!"

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will take flight in theaters on May 5, 2023.