James Gunn is currently hard at work on his third installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. While details remain under wraps, Gunn has teased the shift in tone Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will make.
While speaking with Deadline on their Hero Nation podcast Gunn revealed that the film will be something new to fans yet stay true to they are saying, “It’s big; it’s so, so big and dark and different from what people might be expecting it to be. I just want to be true to the characters, the story, and give people the wrap-up that they deserve for the story, That’s always a little bit scary; I’m doing my best.”
Last we saw the Guardians was at the end of Avengers: Endgame where Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) were joined by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as they search for Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who disappeared following the final battle with Thanos and his army. Will Poulter (The Revenant) also joins the cast as Adam Warlock, with Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji in an unknown role, rumored to be the High Evolutionary.
The Guardians will appear this summer in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as the Disney+ holiday adventure Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. The special is expected to premiere on Disney+ in December of 2022, but no official release date for the actual project has been set.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will hit theaters on May 5, 2023.