If the Rocket Theory is correct, Thor’s tragic story in the MCU will continue in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In Phase 4, the stories of Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy will once again be intertwined. Love and Thunder is expected to set the stage for James Gunn’s sequel with the appearance of the main Guardians team.
There is no word yet on whether or not Thor will make a reappearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. However, the highly anticipated sequel could include a significant moment for Thor’s MCU story.
Thor has grown in the MCU to be one of the most powerful heroes, but he’s also one of the most tragic. In Thor: The Dark World, Thor’s mother Frigga died, and he has been haunted by the loss ever since. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jane Foster ended their relationship.
Thor: Ragnarok ended with the destruction of Asgard, Mjolnir, and Thor’s right eye, as well as the deaths of his father Odin and the Warriors Three. Thanos then killed Thor’s brother Loki and best friend Heimdall in the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War. Because he missed the head with his final shot, Thor was left depressed going into Endgame, and Thanos was empowered to use the Infinity Stones to wipe out half of all life on Earth.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Thor’s good times could come to an end once again, even though he regained some of his mojos at the end of Avengers: Endgame. The fact that the film is being billed as the final chapter in the Guardians of the Galaxy saga has sparked a lot of speculation about who will die in it. Unfortunately for Thor, Rocket is one of the most likely characters to die in the movie.
To some extent, this is due to Gunn’s admission that Rocket is his favorite character. It would also fit perfectly into Rocket’s overarching arc of acknowledging this new family, watching Yondu die in order to save them, being one of the only survivors of The Blip, and then forsaking himself to keep his new family safe. There are many tragic moments in Thor’s MCU story if Gunn kills Rocket Racoon.
The MCU strengthened Rocket and Thor’s friendship in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. In the beginning, they were a pair of rebellious fighters who sought out powerful weapons. When Rocket checked on Thor’s mental health before going through with this mission in Avengers: Infinity War, Thor heartbreakingly said, “What more could I lose?”
His friendship with Rocket lasted through a difficult time in his life despite the fact that his losses grew. Despite Hulk’s failure, Rocket managed to persuade Thor to join the fight in Avengers: Endgame. Even if it is the smartest choice for the movie, killing Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 would be another tragic moment for Thor.
To conclude Rocket’s MCU story, it’s possible that Thor will be cast in this film’s third installment. Thor could attend Rocket’s funeral and reflect on how important his friendship with him was to him, depending on how the movie handles his death. If Thor reappears in the third act, Chris Hemsworth’s hero could even be prevalent when Rocket dies. If this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 theory is correct, Thor could face more tragedy in the MCU.