Expect Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 To Be “More Complex” Than Its Predecessors


For a film that’s still a full two years out, writer-director James Gunn has been pretty forthcoming about the current status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and what he hopes to achieve with Marvel’s cosmic threequel.

Chief among them is the fact that Vol. 3 is supposedly “very, very different” from previous entries in the Guardians series, which likely comes down to the complex story structure that’s beginning to fall into place. We already know that Gunn’s hard at work on the film’s script, what with production set to commence in January of 2019.

But over on Twitter, the filmmaker noted that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is a “bit more complex” than its predecessors. Perhaps it’s because the 2020 threequel finds itself in the midst of Marvel’s Phase 4 (and therefore after Avengers 4)? Or maybe Gunn is simply referring to the fact that Vol. 3 must bring the curtain down on Star-Lord’s saga? Whatever the case, you can find the director’s latest status report after the jump.

It’s not much to go on, mind you, but given Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is one of only two MCU films confirmed for Phase 4 – the other being Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel – there’s a certain air of expectation surrounding the third Guardians movie, not least because of the tragic events that transpired during Infinity War.

Granted, all of that could be resolved by the time Avengers 4 steamrolls into theaters next year, but until then, here’s the latest from James Gunn himself:

As things stand, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently on course for a release in May of 2020.

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