'Mickey Mouse Wants to Wring a Few More Bucks Out' - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's unconventional Disney+ release shocks Marvel fans

    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 made quite a splash at the box office this May, wrapping up one of the studio's most successful franchises. While viewers eagerly anticipate the film's Disney+ release, a date hasn't been announced yet

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    "The Final Star-Step" - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Shines at Box Office, Prepares for VOD Release Before Disney+

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sent Marvel fans into overdrive when it landed in theaters this May. As reported by Decider, the third and final chapter in one of Marvel’s most successful franchises took the box office by storm, leaving fans clamoring for more, especially after those tantalizing after-credits scenes

    "Rallying Misfits and a Heartrending Past" - The Emotional Undertones of Guardians Vol. 3

    In a stark shift from its predecessors, Vol. 3 took a more sentimental approach, seeking closure for our beloved Guardians. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) grapples with a broken heart while struggling with his unexpected reunion with Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), who fails to remember their shared past. This emotional whirlwind is intertwined with a heartrending journey into Rocket's (Bradley Cooper) past, adding depth to our favorite space raccoon.

    "Disney+'s Delayed Galactic Journey" - Guardians 3's Surprising Release Strategy

    Marvel fans, eagerly awaiting the streaming of Guardians on Disney+, may have to endure a slight detour. Echoing the release strategy of another Marvel blockbuster, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians Vol. 3 is set to hit VOD platforms first. Available on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and iTunes from July 7, the film's Disney+ release date remains a mystery. As noted by Decider's John Serba, this VOD-first decision "leads one to believe that Mickey Mouse wants to wring a few more bucks out of the movie – which ONLY grossed $474 million worldwide – before anyone can watch it for 'free.'"

    Ant-Man 3 began streaming nearly three months after its theatrical release, hinting that Guardians Vol. 3 might grace Disney+ before the end of the summer. 


    For those eager to own a piece of Marvel history, the third Guardians installment will be available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD from August 1. In the meantime, Marvel enthusiasts can stream the first two chapters of Guardians of the Galaxy, along with the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, on Disney+. 

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