“I’m not ready for Rocket to die”: James Gunn Convinces Marvel Fans of Rocket Dying in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

James Gunn Convinces Marvel Fans of Rocket Dying in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
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Soon after the release of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Marvel Studios released the first trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3. The trailer had a lot for fans to take in. It gives the first look at Chukwudi Iwuji’s villain, the High Evolutionary, along with Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock. However, one member of the Guardians caught everyone’s attention in the trailer.

A still from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 teaser
A still from the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 trailer

The Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 trailer includes a shot of a baby Rocket, leading fans to believe that the threequel will finally explore Rocket’s origin. But some scenes have also caused fans to worry if this would be the last time they would see Rocket Raccoon in action.

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Would Rocket Die in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3?

James Gunn has been teasing that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 would be a balanced mix of humor and some heavy drama. And the trailer seems to prove it right. While a lot is going on in the trailer, fans have been gushing over baby Rocket, who is shown in a flashback shot.

However, fans are not sure about the fate of the Guardians in the upcoming movie. The threequel is expected to explore Rocket’s origin story, and some flashback shots even portray it as if he is being taken for the experiment.

Bradley Cooper voiced the character of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Some of the scenes have caused fans to panic that one of their favorite Marvel characters is about to die. Many fans assumed that Peter Quill’s pain and anguish in one of the scenes in the trailer could be over Rocket’s death. Another scene that shows Rocket lying down also has caused panic among fans.


They are claiming that director James Gunn has purposely put these scenes in the trailer, either to emotionally break them or prepare them for the events of the third and final film under the intergalactic franchise.

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Fans Are Not Ready to Let Rocket Go

The trailer has started another discussion over what Marvel has in store for its characters for the upcoming phases. Fans are saying that this is going to be the ‘death year’ for Marvel characters, as there have been multiple speculations about Ant-Man’s death in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.


However, fans are not ready to let go of Rocket. There are multiple discussions about how the director has included these scenes just to mislead fans.



Some fans even claimed that Marvel will not give such a huge spoiler in the trailer and the scene could be one of Rocket’s flashbacks. While many fans are sure that Rocket would die in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, others believe that this is just how the trailer is intentionally presented.

Many fans also believe that the character who would die in the threequel would be Peter Quill, instead of Rocket. And if not Star-Lord, they are sure that someone would eventually die in the threequel, but it would not be Rocket.


The trailer has surely left everyone biting their nails and fans are eagerly waiting to know what would happen in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is set to release on 5 May 2023.

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