The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is soon coming to an end, and James Gunn is not here to fool around with its last film. The Guardians director promised that this ending is set to be the most emotional, as this is the last time we’ll be seeing the Guardians together in their film. Recently, Disney’s newly shared synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 definitely spells trouble for Rocket’s life.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s new synopsis reads (via The Direct): “In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our beloved band of misfits is 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.”
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This isn’t the first time that Rocket is speculated to be the next Guardian to disappear from the group. MCU fans have long been suspicious as to why Rocket had one of the most wonderful moments in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, in which he received an entire vibranium arm (similar to Bucky Barnes’) as a Christmas gift from Nebula herself.
It doesn’t help that James Gunn even teased just how emotionally-driven Volume 3 will be: “It tells this story about Rocket and where he came from and where he’s going, and how that ties into everybody else, and the end of this iteration of The Guardians.” Although Gunn has always had a soft spot for Rocket, it seems that all good things must come to an end at some point.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently slated for release on May 5, 2023.