Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 closed the journey of the original lineup of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the MCU. However, it is likely that the Guardians will continue to have adventures on the screen in the future, with many new members after Star-Lord, Mantis and Gamora left the team, and Drax and Nebula decided to step back. means to run the planet Knowhere.
To continue the mission to protect the galaxy, Guardians has added extremely quality personnel to fill the void left by the former members. The post-credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 shows that, under the guidance of Rocket Raccoon, the Guardians still work very well to be able to handle threats to the peace of the universe.
Take a look at the members of the new Guardians of the Galaxy squad
Guardians of the Galaxy has a new lineup after the battle with High Evolutionary – Photo: Internet.
As mentioned above, the new Guardians lineup was revealed in the post-credits scene, with the leader being Rocket Raccoon. The former members of the group themselves have acknowledged this, officially ending the controversy over the leadership role between Rocket and Star-Lord for many years. Groot, with a much taller and more muscular appearance, is the second member of the original squad to continue to stick with the Guardians.
Meanwhile, the new faces are all characters who have interacted with Guardians in the past. These include Kraglin, the successor to Yondu Udonta’s Yaka arrow and also many times side by side with the Guardians after the events in the series. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Cosmo the Spacedog, the space dog that plays the role of “security chief” at Knowhere, the new headquarters of the Guardians; Adam Warlock, a minor villain in Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, and also the most powerful entity second in the Marvel universe.
The last member of the new Guardians is Phyla-Vell, who appears in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as a test subject for the evil High Evolutionary. In the original, Phyla-Vell is a cosmic superhero with unparalleled powers, and also possesses Quantum Bands – unique energy control devices given to anyone by the Eon entity. Be the guardian of the universe.
Phyla-Vell has two Kree and Titan bloodlines, thereby helping her to possess many different superpowers such as super speed, super physical strength, super reflexes, and some other powers. In addition, she is also the owner of the sword Oblivion, forged from Death-Magic magic. For still being a child in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Phyla-Vell’s power is still in its infancy and has not yet reached the highest level as in the original. However, this character will certainly still have a lot of land in future MCU projects, whether with the Guardians or in his own solo series.
The differences of the new Guardians of the Galaxy team compared to the original
The new members of the Guardians have been with this squad in the original at different times – Photo: Internet.
Marvel Studios and James Gunn’s choices for the new Guardians lineup are a lot different from the Marvel comics. Rocket, Groot, Cosmo, Adam Warlock and Phyla-Vell each joined the squad, while Kraglin is a brand new addition.
With the original Guardians line-up, Marvel Studios drew major inspiration from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Annihilation series. In it, Star-Lord was the one who recruited other superheroes to form a team to protect the universe, including Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Adam Warlock and Phyla-Vell. When stepping onto the silver screen, Marvel Studios temporarily cut Warlock and Phyla-Vell’s shoulders, which is why they included this character duo in the new Guardians lineup, as a way to show off. respect for the original, as well as a quality addition after Star-Lord, Gamora and Mantis left the team.
The fate of the original Guardians members
The original members of Guardians all have their own ideals – Photo: Internet.
In addition to Rocket and Groot who continue to stick with the Guardians, all the other members have chosen their own paths after defeating the High Evolutionary. “Star-Lord” Peter Quill decides to return home to Earth to live with his grandfather, facing the dark corner of his soul since his mother’s death. At the end of the post-credits scene, Marvel Studios has officially confirmed the character will return in the future, with a name. very impressive – Legendary Star-Lord.
The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 also opens up a new future for Gamora, the version from 2014 in Avengers: Endgame. After deciding to reject Star-Lord’s affections, Gamora returned to her new family, the Ravagers, with whom she had stood for a long time after Thanos was defeated. However, because actress Zoe Saldana once stated that she does not want to continue with this role, Gamora’s future in the MCU is still a big question mark.
Mantis is the next member to decide to leave the team to be free to do what he wants after years of serving Ego, and later the Guardians. Mantis sees this as a great opportunity to discover himself and understand his mission in the vast universe instead of having to depend on Drax or the other members. In the original, Mantis once became the Celestial Madonna, so it is not excluded that this character will have a huge role in the future of the MCU, and may return to the Guardians in a later project.
Nebula and Drax, although not part of the team, are not directly involved in Guardians missions. Instead, they decided to stay in Knowhere to run and protect the place. Nebula emerged as a brilliant leader with many strategies to rebuild society in Knowhere, while Drax took charge of raising children the Guardians had rescued from the High Evolutionary. With such a behind-the-scenes role, it’s not surprising if Nebula and Drax will continue to appear in future Guardians movies (if any), even if they’re just cameos. .
When will the new Guardians return to the MCU?
Guardians of the Galaxy will most likely return in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars – Photo: Internet.
At the moment, Marvel Studios has only confirmed the return of Star-Lord in the future of the MCU. However, with the new Guardians lineup of big names like Adam Warlock or Phyla-Vell, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before this squad reappears on the silver screen. However, Marvel Studios will probably have to find a new captain to steer the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4, because director James Gunn has officially said goodbye to Marvel to focus on building the DC cinematic universe.
Also, there’s little chance that Guardians will return as soon as Phase 5 of the MCU. They can only appear in the blockbuster The Marvels – the only project, up to the present time, with a space and universe context. This idea will also make a lot of sense, because Rocket and Carol Danvers once worked together after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Entering phase 6, Guardians can re-appear in the next two Avengers blockbusters, The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars – movies that are predicted to have a “greater” scale than Endgame. Surely this will be an opportunity for superheroes and different squads to gather, and it would be a big mistake without the Guardians of the Galaxy. Besides, since the Avengers used to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Guardians in their fight against Thanos, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t seek help from this team when they have to deal with variations of Kang the Conqueror.