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Writer and director James Gunn brings the final chapter of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy to theaters with the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn has teamed up with Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, for over a decade to bring the Guardians franchise to the big screen. The original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, was released in 2014, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released in 2017.

The first two installments helped solidify the franchise among the most successful in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). On May 5, 2023, fans will get to follow their beloved characters on their last galaxy-saving adventure in the Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) finale.

Everything to Know About Marvel’s Last GotG Movie

We have all the info you need from the movie’s release date to the plot, cast, and where to watch.

Movie Plot

The Guardian team settles into life on Knowhere, but their lives are soon upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill is still suffering from the loss of Gamora after Avengers: Infinity War, but he must rally his team for a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life and defend the universe.


The movie length is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, making it the longest of the trilogy.


The movie’s rating is PG-13 due to “intense sequences of violence and action.” A PG-13 rating strongly cautions parents that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. The movie may include strong language, extended violence or sexual situations, and drug use. Other MCU movies receiving a PG-13 rating include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, and Thor: Love and Thunder.

Theater Release Date

The movie will be released worldwide, in theaters only, on Friday, May 5, 2023. You can purchase tickets in advance through Fandango or your local movie theater.

Streaming Options

Like most Disney movies, The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to be available for streaming on Disney+ within 45-90 days of its theatrical release. Plus, with a subscription to Disney+, you can watch all of your favorite Marvel movies, TV shows, and more.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Official Trailer

Marvel fans have been excited about the epic GotG conclusion since the release of the official trailer during the 2023 Super Bowl. View the trailer below to get a glimpse into the action-packed, sci-fi adventure of the out-of-this-world gang of unforgettable characters.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Cast and Crew

The full cast includes many returning characters along with a few key newcomers sure to play an important role in the MCU.

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Star-Lord
  • Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  • Dave Bautista as Drax
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Pom Klementieff as Mantis
  • Vin Diesel (voice) as Groot
  • Bradley Cooper (voice) as Rocket Raccoon
  • Chukwudi Iwuji as The High Evolutionary
  • Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin / On-Set Rocket
  • Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Spacedog
  • Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
  • Producer: Kevin Feige

The Awesome Playlist

GotG fans are just as excited for The Awesome Mix Vol. 3 movie playlist as they are for the movie. Gunn announced that the 17-song track list, featuring music from the 1970s through the 2000s, will be available for download beginning May 3.

  1. Creep (acoustic version) – Radiohead
  2. Crazy on You – Heart
  3. Since You Been Gone – Rainbow
  4. In the Meantime – Spacehog
  5. Reasons – Earth, Wind, and Fire
  6. Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
  7. We Care a Lot – Faith No More
  8. Koinu no Carnival – From “Minute Waltz” – EHAMIC
  9. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows – Alice Cooper
  10. San Francisco – The Mowgli’s
  11. Poor Girl – X
  12. This is the Day – The The
  13. No Sleep Til Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
  14. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
  15. Badlands – Bruce Springsteen
  16. I Will Dare – The Replacements
  17. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

Guardians of the Galaxy Marathon Event

Before the May 5 release date, moviegoers are invited to attend the exclusive “The IMAX Guardians of the Galaxy Marathon” on May 3. You can experience all three films in one IMAX event and receive an exclusive commemorative poster and lanyard.

The marathon viewing is a one-night-only event, so check your local listings for a participating IMAX theater near you. Tickets are $50 for the nearly seven-hour event.

If you cannot attend the event, you can still watch the original Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Disney+. You can also watch the direct-to-TV special released in November 2022 — The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

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