In the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, fans can expect not just one, but two post-credit scenes that are causing quite the buzz. Directed by James Gunn in what is said to be his last Marvel film, these intriguing sequences, as per MCU tradition, leave audiences with more questions than answers. Seasoned Marvel enthusiasts are no strangers to staying seated until the very end, anticipating a sneak peek into a new character debut, a hint at an upcoming plot, or simply a light-hearted movie closure. With “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, these post-credit glimpses delve into the futures of several key characters from our beloved cosmic team. More importantly, they offer tantalizing clues about what lies ahead in the grand tapestry of the MCU.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Members Take a Surprising Turn Post Final Trilogy
In what has been a shocking twist following the much-anticipated climax of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, the majority of the Guardians have hung up their intergalactic boots. Contrary to the expectations set by the film’s promotional materials, all team members emerged unscathed, including a near-miss for Star-Lord, portrayed by Chris Pratt, who had a close brush with death in space before a dramatic rescue by Adam Warlock, played by Will Poulter.
While all made it back to Knowhere in one piece, the aftermath saw a series of retirements. The first to step back was Star-Lord, hinting at a return to Earth to reconnect with his long-lost grandfather, played by Gregg Henry. Following suit, Mantis, brought to life by Pom Klementieff, decided to embark on a personal journey across the universe, accompanied by her trio of benevolent Abilisks. Notably, Nebula and Drax, played by Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista respectively, have chosen to stay on Knowhere. Nebula pledges to shepherd the settlement to a brighter future, while Drax commits to mentor the young ones they had previously saved from the clutches of the High Evolutionary, portrayed by Chukwudi Iwuji.
With the alternate version of Gamora, played by Zoe Saldaña, teaming up with the Ravagers, this leaves Rocket and Groot, voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, as the duo upholding the Guardians’ legacy. Although it may seem like the iconic team is fragmenting, there’s a beacon of hope: as Star-Lord passes on his cherished Zune player to Rocket, he anoints him the new captain of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The future, it seems, remains filled with promise.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Next Chapter
In the aftermath of the epic adventure presented in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, fans might think our beloved heroes have disbanded. Yet, a tantalizing mid-credits scene serves a surprise. The desolate backdrop of an alien world reveals a fresh assembly of Guardians, donning the vintage comic-style uniforms, seemingly taking up the mantle to defend the universe’s innocent beings.
Rocket, once a self-serving bounty hunter, now emerges as the leader of this revamped team, showcasing a character transformation that’s nothing short of remarkable. And, as always, by his side is Groot. But this isn’t the tiny twig or teenage tree we knew; he’s a behemoth, lazily snoozing amidst the team’s banter.
Joining this dynamic duo are a quartet of fresh faces. Kraglin (played by Sean Gunn), previously seen mastering Yondu’s formidable arrow, is now a full-fledged guardian alongside his pet, Cosmo – a telepathic space canine with a penchant for keeping Kraglin in check. Adam Warlock also steps into the limelight, his alliance with the Guardians solidifying after saving Star-Lord.
But it’s the sixth member who offers a hint of intrigue. A rescued young woman named Phyla has the comic aficionados buzzing. Could this be Phyla-Vell, the descendant of the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, from the comics? Her introduction suggests that the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be gearing up for another Young Avenger, potentially standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Kate Bishop and Yelena Belova. While her capabilities remain shrouded in mystery, there’s a hint that her genetically-engineered siblings might be equally formidable.
As the team revels in camaraderie, an impending threat looms in the form of a fast-approaching swarm of creatures. Kraglin’s confidence in his arrow’s prowess might suggest a swift end to the threat, but where’s the fun in that? Prepping for action, Rocket nostalgically cues “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone on his Zune, hearkening back to the very first song from the trilogy and symbolizing a fresh chapter for the Guardians.
Intriguing Revelation in Marvel’s Latest Outing
While the final moments after the credits initially came across as subdued, the anticipation was real for fans when Marvel’s quintessential “Will Return” flashed on screen, signaling the return of the charismatic space rogue we’ve all grown to love. The scene depicted Peter Quill, immersed in a heartfelt chat with a grandfather he hasn’t met in years, delving deep into the mundane aspects of human existence. Notably, a subtle nod to the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was evident in a newspaper headline reading, “Alien Abduction: Kevin Bacon Spills the Beans”.
The climax of this moment? A fade to white, revealing the statement, “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return.” The implications are tantalizing: either Peter Quill is set to headline his own film or he’ll be re-entering the Multiverse Saga in the upcoming Avengers instalments. With James Gunn having bid adieu to Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems the universe isn’t done with the iconic Star-Lord just yet.