After the huge success of Guardians Of The Galaxy this year, fans didn’t have to wait to hear about a sequel, as it’d already been announced. Mere days before the ragtag group of loveable misfits hit the big screen, James Gunn revealed at Comic-Con that he’d back writing and directing Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.
Attached to that original announcement was the film’s release date, scheduled for July 28th, 2017. However, today’s major Marvel phase three reveal has shortened the wait for fans to see Star-Lord’s return, as that July 2017 date has now been nabbed by the third solo Thor flick, Thor: Ragnarok. Guardians 2 will now make its debut two and half months earlier, on May 5th, 2017.
Much like the Comic-Con reveal, James Gunn appeared via video to break the news, dropping the previously-seen title card with the new date scribbled on top. There was nothing else new divulged concerning the sequel, but it’s expected that the film’s main cast – Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel – will all return to reprise their roles.
You can check out the official press release from Marvel on the Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 date change below, which is amusingly titled “You’re Welcome”:
We previously reported that the sequel to Marvel’s hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” would cruise into theaters in July of 2017…but Star-Lord and his crew have had a change of mind!
The Guardians will now return May 5, 2017, with writer/director James Gunn also returning to helm our oddball heroes’ next adventure.
While we can’t give you a title or any more details just yet, fret not, because we’ve got plenty of other news coming your way on Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Guardians and more as it develops!