James Gunn may be co-head of DC now, but he has one more movie set in the MCU before he can go flying around with Superman and Batman. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to come out in May, and we have a new featurette hyping up the release of the movie.
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While heroes still manage to show up in the MCU after their solo film trilogies have concluded (e.g., Iron Man, Captain America), it’s said that this third Guardians movie is going to be the last time we see this iteration of the characters together. Though we could see a new team of Guardians in the future, they won’t be comprised of Drax, Star-Lord, Gamora, Nebula, Rocket, Groot, and Mantis.
I was actually half-expecting the featurette to talk about Gunn’s temporary firing. He was set to make this movie earlier, but after he was fired when a series of poor-taste tweets surfaced, the GOTG Vol. 3 was effectively delayed. We don’t know how much of the story was changed, but I think the explorations of Rocket’s origin as an experiment of the High Evolutionary was always going to be part of the story. I’m not so sure about ‘new Gamora’ who is a result of a plot point from Avengers: Infinity War.
Either way, I’ve been a huge fan of the Guardians since the first movie, and I’m pretty happy Gunn got to come back and complete his story. Catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 when it comes to cinemas on May 5.