'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Super Bowl Trailer Hints at Rocket's Horrifying Origin
Marvel delivers our latest look at the final Guardians movie, as the team faces the spooky High Evolutionary and Peter Quill struggles to get along with a time-displaced Gamora.
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Set to Rainbow's 1979 version of Since You Been Gone, Sunday's trailer shows Peter failing to get along with the time-displaced Gamora (Zoe Saldaña). He also tries flirting with her former baddy sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), which doesn't seem to go down well.
Main villain the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) says he's trying to "create the perfect society" in a stereotypical untrustworthy bad guy way. Some flashbacks suggest his torturous experiments transformed Rocket (Bradley Cooper) from an ordinary raccoon into a super intelligent, anthropomorphic space mercenary.
"He didn't want to make things perfect," says Rocket. "He just hated things the way they are."
We also see Drax (Dave Bautista) battling newly introduced cosmic character Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), a stocky looking Groot (Vin Diesel) back to back with Peter in a shootout, Cosmo the Spacedog (Maria Bakalova) and our heroes bounding along in 2001: A Space Odyssey-style spacesuits.