Vol. 3's official synopsis already teased Rocket's dire fate, confirming that Peter Quill and his crew of ragtag misfits will look to save him in a dangerous new mission that could end the Guardians as fans know it.
This tease has fans worried that Rocket will ultimately die in Vol. 3, especially after director James Gunn confirmed that a major character would bite the bullet.
Guardians 3 Explores Rocket's Brutal Origin
Marvel Studios has released an official new trailer for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Alongside some action-packed footage, a brief shot of a young Rocket clamped in what appears to be an operating room was unveiled, indicating that the threequel will finally explore the MCU hero's brutal origin:
Rocket also mentioned the High Evolutionary's goal in the movie, saying:
"He didn't want to make things perfect. He just hated things the way they are..."
Watch the trailer below:
Will Rocket Racoon Die in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
The latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer is jam-packed with interesting tidbits.
Although the teaser trailer showcased an adorable look at Baby Rocket, the second batch of new footage revealed an expanded look at Rocket Racoon's origin.
The brutal scene of Rocket inside the operating room suggests that fans will have a closer look at how the High Evolutionary experimented on him that led to his current form.
James Gunn already shared that Rocket is the driving force of Vol. 3, with the director confirming that the character is the franchise's secret protagonist.
Rocket's importance may hint that the threequel is his final rodeo, potentially leading to the disbandment of the Guardians, as the synopsis suggested.
Killing Rocket would be a devastating blow for the team, but Vol. 3 could raise the stakes by eliminating another team member, such as Drax due to Dave Bautista's latest comments about his MCU retirement.
Whatever the case, Vol. 3 is set to be an emotional ride for Marvel fans.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to premiere in theaters on May 5.