Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a surprisingly perfect fit for MCU’s Phase 4

For better or worse, the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is very different from the Infinity Saga that preceded it. More than ever before, the films do not feel very connected, they instead leave Disney + movies and shows to expand the world of Marvel even more. From Eternals and Shang-Chi to Moon Knight and Hawkeye, MCU is currently divided into several directions, and this is where Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmis Rewind comes in.

The new history book slide, which opens May 27 in Walt Disney World’s Epcot, is a big step forward for exciting rides at Disney theme parks. However, it’s also an independent Guardians of the Galaxy adventure that feels at home in the current MCU Phase 4. Now it’s worth noting that this tour – along with Disney’s other Marvel experiences as the second Guardians-themed ride, Mission: Breakout, in Disney’s California Adventure – found in an amusement park in the Multiverse. However, with movies and series feeling more independent than ever, Cosmic Rewind is a natural fit.

The tour takes place after the first Guardians movie and features the whole gang – minus Mantis, who came into the picture in Vol. 2 – and finds Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and the gang up against a truly giant celestial villain named Enos. Of course, you get sucked into battle, and it’s all set to one of six classic songs that set a soundtrack to your journey.

As for connections to the larger MCU, Enos is a celestial one that got its start in the Eternals cartoon, so it is entirely possible that this character may play into future plans for this part of the universe. However, that’s not what’s important about Cosmic Rewind.

The prerequisite for the trip is that Xandar has established an exhibition pavilion at Epcot, which gives the people of the world the opportunity to learn more about the Xandarians. “In this story, if you pay a little attention here in [queue]it’s set after the events of the first movie – after the first Kree battle, “Walt Disney Imagineering producer Spencer Lynn told GameSpot.” That’s really part of why Xandar is making this outreach effort to promote greater peace through understanding. . “

While here on Earth, or Terra, as they call it, to promote peace, their rationale for creating this experience on Epcot provides a deeper dive into the character of Star-Lord beyond what has been established in the films. They chose Epcot thanks to a family vacation in 1987, which Quill still barks about.

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These connections, which go back to the Star-Lords past, not only help to deepen the Guardian’s stories, but also help Cosmic Rewind stand out as a unique attraction. With Walt Disney Imagineering working hand in hand with Marvel Studios to make sure everything makes sense in the universe, Cosmic Rewind delivers the purest Marvel theme park attraction to date, because it’s a truly amazing experience using brand new technology and the film’s cast (plus a new character played by Terry Crews) to create a whole new turn that takes you through a story directed by Guardian filmmaker James Gunn.

And it’s hard to ignore this new technology. While it’s an indoor roller coaster – considered one of the longest of the worst – it’s also a brand new amusement park attraction that uses what Disney calls Omnicoaster vehicles. Essentially, as the vehicle accelerates along its track, it also turns to capture the attention of those driving to show scenes. Imagine a haunted vehicle driving on a roller coaster and you should have an idea. These show scenes are the footage made by Gunn, which is a wild journey through space while you and the Guardians fight Enos in an attempt to save the galaxy again. And if you think the coaster will take it easy because it has scenes to show you, do not count on it. This is a very fast roller coaster that, although it does not tip over at any point, is exciting.

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With that in mind, who else in the MCU could this be, other than Guardians of the Galaxy? It is a wild and noisy group. And although we do not want to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 until the summer of 2023, Cosmic Rewind is the kind of sequel that makes sense in Phase 4. It’s just a good time to sit back and enjoy the story without having to think too deeply about what it means for the next five movies .. or amusements, for that matter. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens May 27 at Epcot in Walt Disney World.

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