Guardians of the Galaxy: Into the Black Vortex is a Phase Eight Marvelette Cinematic Universe film. It was released on May 21st, 2032, following Doctor Strange and the Hellfire Contract and preceding Spider-Man: Superiority Complex. The film is directed by Taika Waititi.
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer (Death)
- Bradley Cooper as Subject 89P13 / Rocket
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Karen Gillan as Nebula (Death)
- Cara Delevingne as Kamaria / Moondragon
- Jodi Johnston as Phyla-Vell / Quasar
- Ewan McGregor as Adam Warlock / Magus
- Tyler Alvarez as Sam Alexander / Nova
- Josh Brolin as Thanos (Cameo)
- Kurt Russell as Ego (Cameo)
- Laura Haddock as Meredith Quill (Cameo)
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson (Cameo)
- Gregg Henry as Jonathan Quill (Cameo)
- Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw (Cameo)
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser (Cameo)
- Katheryn Winnick as Ovette (First Appearance) (Cameo)
- Mark Hamill as the High Evolutionary (Cameo)
- Lady Gaga as Lylla (Cameo)
- Taika Waititi: Writer, Director
- Kid Marvelette: Executive Producer
- Kevin Feige: Executive Producer
- James Gunn: Writer, Producer
- Trinh Tran: Producer
- Victoria Alonso: Producer
- Alan Silvestri: Composer
After suffering the heavy loss of Nebula during a raid on a Kree Ship, the Guardians come into possession of the mysterious Black Vortex. Hearing it call out to him, Adam Warlock's twisted, alternate personality, the Magus, seizes control of his body and traps the Guardians in their own personal hellscapes within the Vortex. Can they overcome their trauma and escape in time to defeat the Magus?
- After the success of Asgardians of the Galaxy, Taika Waititi was brought back in to direct this film. James Gunn would later return to direct Guardians of the Galaxy: the World Devourer.
- Thor makes a cameo appearance in Star-Lord's personal hell within the Black Vortex.
- Drax's late wife, Ovette, makes her first ever onscreen appearance in this film as he spends his time in the Black Vortex with a projection of her and a young version of Kamaria, refusing to acknowledge that none of it is real.
- Although the real Nebula dies early in the film, she still plays a large part going forward, as she appears in Gamora's hallucinations, and helps her find her way out of Thanos's grasp once more.
- Ego, despite being Star-Lord's father, appears in Mantis's dreamscape, forcing her to relive all the innocent children she didn't help save.
- This is the first MCU film since Avengers: Endgame to be composed by Alan Silvestri.