Guardians Unmasked: 10 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets


A Long Road to Theaters

After a controversial start, the long-awaited "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" is finally set for release in 2023.


The Status of the Nova Corps

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" takes place seven years after Thanos acquired the Power Stone, potentially causing heavy losses for the Nova Corps. 


Rocket & Nebula Were the Only Guardians Not Snapped

Guardians lose two-thirds of their roster in "Infinity War." Rocket and Nebula assist in reversing the snap in "Endgame." 


2014 Gamora

In "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," 2014 Gamora replaces the original who died before "Infinity War." Her limited experiences estrange her from the Guardians, and she serves as the leader of the Ravagers.


The Ravagers

Ravagers, an interstellar crime syndicate, will appear in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" with Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone returning. Gamora will lead them,


Kraglin & Cosmo Join the Team

Kraglin joins the Guardians in "Thor: Love and Thunder," while the "Holiday Special" confirms that the Guardians purchased Knowhere from the still-alive Collector and Cosmo the Spacedog has joined the team.


Mantis Is Peter’s Sister

The "Holiday Special" reveals that Mantis is one of the countless offspring of Ego, Peter's father, and keeps this information from him. The Guardians' found family dynamic is further complicated by this blood relation.


Adam Warlock Finally Arrives

Adam Warlock, teased in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," will finally make an appearance. The Guardians made enemies of the Sovereign, who created a being named "Adam" to seek revenge. 


Rocket’s Past

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will heavily feature Rocket's backstory, including flashbacks and the introduction of the High Evolutionary, played by Chukwudi Iwuji. Lylla


The End of the Guardians?

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will be James Gunn's last film in the series, and Dave Bautista has announced that he will be leaving the MCU after this film.