Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Detail Reveals Major Death-Related Spoiler

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Detail Reveals Major Death-Related Spoiler
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With the release of the highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 just around the corner, fans have shifted from asking "if" a character will die to "which" character will die. Rumors and theories have abounded, but a few fans think that they've cracked the code.

The theory states that Marvel has already told us who is going to die – and it all comes down to the logos.

In the first Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, Groot made an ultimate sacrifice at the very end, wrapping his friends in his wooden protection as they fell from the sky. Groot uttered, "We are Groot," right before he died.

The logo of the first Guardians had a dark brown lining around the tan lettering. Groot, entirely made of wood, likewise has brown bark covering his tan interior.

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That might be a coincidence, but it happened a second time three years later with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

After blowing up Quill's father/planet, he was carried by Yondu into the vacuum of space. Yondu put his only remaining space suit on Quill, choosing to die so Peter could live. The logo of Vol. 2 had bright blue lettering for both "Guardians" and "Galaxy," while "Vol. 2" was in red. Yondu is a fully blue character who uses a red fin on his head to control his arrow.

So who's going to die in Vol. 3?

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Unfortunately for fans, there are two logos with two different color palettes.

The first logo that Marvel released had grey lettering that was rough and textured, similar to Drax the Destroyer. Though green in the comics, the MCU Drax is a dull grey and covered in textured tattoos.

Drax actor Dave Bautista has long said that, while he loved his time as the character, he was moving on after the third installment.

A newer logo has come out, one that has black lettering surrounded by light brown lights. That matches Rocket Raccoon's black-striped brown fur.

The trailer has promised a look at Rocket's past, showing a (likely) flashback of him pre-experimentation as a non-anthropomorphic, regular raccoon. It's a common story trope to delve deeper into a character's upbringing right before their death.

While the theory is convincing, it also involves a lot of conjecture. It might be a bit of a stretch, but with the MCU's penchant for meticulous plans, it's not crazy to suggest these teases were intentional.

Ultimately, fans won't know the fates of the Guardians until May 5, when Vol. 3 finally releases in theaters.