The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for Volume 3! While this is the third (and possibly last) of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, you may have last seen them in Thor: Love and Thunder, or perhaps the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+, or the Infinity War series of the MCU. These characters have been appearing frequently for a bunch of heroes that relatively few people even knew about before 2014.
Peter “Star-Lord” Quill and Mantis return as expected. Nebula is now a full-fledged member of the Guardians. Drax finally starts wearing regular clothes, or at least a uniform that matches his colleagues. If you didn’t already know, Groot has grown to earn the nickname “Swole Groot.” Rocket gets more of his backstory told. Kraglin Obfonteri starts rocking the mechanical mohawk that Yondu had. Gamora is back…or is she? Familiar faces of friends and enemies appear, and of course, we meet new characters.
After having their previous spaceships named after Peter’s childhood crushes- The Milano and The Benatar, respectively, the latest GotG ship is “The Bowie” named after famed celebrity David Bowie, allegedly himself an earthling, but one with many ties to space travel and generally being out of this world.
There was some back and forth about the return of writer/director James Gunn, who is credited for the success of the previous GotG films and is also working with the DCU, thus being a human bridge between the two giant Comic Book Movie Universes. Not bad for a guy whose first screenwriting credit was a low-budget Romeo and Juliet retelling. Said film, Tromeo and Juliet, was also the big screen debut of James’ brother Sean, who plays Kraglin and does motion capture work for Rocket in the MCU.
As usual, we don’t want to delve too deeply into the plot because spoilers, (we’re even erring on not referencing the new characters introduced in the holiday special…) but several things are already public knowledge due to press releases, trailers, and the usual promotion. The official plot setup suggests that at least some of the action will be back on Knowhere: the former mining colony on the even more former head of a giant Celestial being. We first visited Knowhere in the first GotG film, where it was home to the mysterious Collector; Taneleer Tivan, keeper of the Galaxy’s strangest collection of relics and artifacts. Speaking of which, you can build your own collection of galactic treasures by shopping at jewelrybrands.shop, a much easier-to-find location filled with officially licensed pop culture jewelry.
Conversely, maybe you want something that celebrates your favorite Guardian? Perhaps a Rocket key chain? A pendant featuring Star-Lord’s gun? Or any number of accessories featuring the galaxy’s favorite talking tree, Groot? We have all of these, and much much more MCU and other superhero jewelry!