Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is already screening, but the movie will be available for everyone worldwide on the 5th of May. The first reactions of the critics seem promising, and the fans cannot wait to watch the last James Gunn project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite the world premiere coming soon, new official footage is heavily featured worldwide, revealing more characters and possible storylines of the third Guardians movie. This time, the TV spot revealed Lambshank, a minor character in the movie, but his appearance could indicate at experiments High-Evolutionary is conducting.
The plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sees the team relaxing on Knowhere after the chaos that influenced billions of lives in the universe. However, their idyllic vacation is ruined when Rocket’s problematic past resurfaces, and the Guardians must go on a dangerous mission that may be the last for some members.
The synopsis reveals that Rocket Racoon will be in danger and that the Guardians will join again to save their teammate. Will they succeed? We’ll have to wait for the movie to be officially released, but before that, let’s speculate who Lambshank is.
First of all, this character isn’t listed anywhere as part of the Marvel Comics. It seems that Lambshank is the original character by James Gunn, who wanted the character to represent the horrific experiments of the movie’s main villain, High Evolutionary.
Who is Lambshank?
As already mentioned, Lambshank isn’t listed as a character from Marvel Comics, which indicates that James Gunn created the character and is the original character in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This particular TV spot shows Mantis getting scared of a strange creature that looks horrifying. It’s obviously being experimented on, which only proves right the rumors that Gunn included a lot of body horror in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. From the trailers, we could see that Rocket has been the victim of many experiments before he met Guardians. The movie is officially PG-13, but these experiments could easily push the line further.
We have already covered High Evolutionary and his MO in the comics, and it seems his experiments will make a cameo in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The only thing we know about Lambshank (besides the Google results directing us to delicious lamb meals) is that he is obviously from Halfworld, the homeworld of Rocket Racoon.
In the comics, Rocket has been the victim of experiments by sentient robots who experimented and genetically enhanced the animals to give them super strength, intellect, durability, and more. High Evolutionary is obviously the one who is experimenting on poor animals of Halfworld in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lambshank’s look suggests that it was the victim of the experiments conducted by High Evolutionary and that the character “was stitched” by different species and their body parts.
Body horror is always horrifying in any fictional media. It seems that James Gunn wanted to showcase the severity of High Evolutionary actions and use the character’s humor to “ease the blow” of the scary situation.
James Gunn loves “pranky” humor in his projects, and Lambshank is there to bring comic relief to the supposedly emotional Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie. Lambshank is only one of many new characters introduced in the GotG 3, with Adam Warlock’s epic introduction to the MCU and some characters from previous Guardians movies making a cameo for proper goodbye of the funniest superhero group Marvel Studios introduced us to.
The Guardians’ farewell from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be available to the whole world on the 5th of May, and until then, we will keep an eye on new footage that will most likely be released in the coming days.