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The Abilisk From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3's First Trailer Explained

The Guardians are taking off on their next big-screen adventure in the first trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," which is notable for being the last Guardians film from James Gunn -– the newly appointed co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios. The trailer shows Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) fighting multiple intergalactic baddies. As the action scenes role, Groot gives the poignant message, "We are Groot." It's a callback to the words uttered by his father, the original Groot, at the end of "Guardians of the Galaxy," but it's also a reminder to the audience that the core message in all of these films is that friends are family.

The Guardians have fought several villains over the years, including Thanos (Josh Brolin), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), and Quill's biological father Ego (Kurt Russell). Of course, the Guardians are not afraid of a challenge, taking each of these villains head-on and claiming victory in the end. But there is one out-of-this-world species that is ready to challenge the Guardians one more time — the Abilisk.

The stage is set for another Abilisk face-off

While there are plenty of small details for fans in the first trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,", there is one moment that takes fans back to "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The sequel begins with Groot dancing to the beat of his own drum while the rest of the team fights an Abilisk, a pale creature with dozens of teeth that's looking to steal batteries from the planet Sovereign. Drax decides that the best way to attack the beast is from the inside, which causes him to jump right in the Abilisk's mouth. Gamora kills the creature and frees Drax.

in the first trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," some of the Guardians encounter another Abilisk in what appears to be a dark corridor with a light at the end of it. While it's not exactly known what these heroes are running toward, the Abilisk is not at all happy with their appearance. The reason for the Abilisk's return is unclear at this time, but given its quick defense, the Abilisk could make a good guard dog with its durable skin and rainbow-like spray that could ward off intruders. Meanwhile, its ability to travel between dimensions could make it a great asset to any villain. All will be revealed when "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" flies to the big screen on May 5, 2023.