James Gunn Disappoints Marvel Fans With Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Update

James Gunn shared an update about the status of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and it probably isn't what Marvel fans want to hear.

By Doug Norrie | Published

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It’s crazy to say it considering what we’ve already gotten in the past, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still very much in growth mode. In addition to new stories coming all over the place on both the big screen and Disney+ we are also going to return to some fan-favorite franchises coming with more movies as well. It’s such an amazing time to be a fan of this studio. One of the bigger productions heading down the pike is Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which will round off this group’s story. Unfortunately, James Gunn shared something this weekend that isn’t all that encouraging a sign for where the movie is in its production timeline. 

When asked on Twitter on Sunday about the status of a Guardians of the Galaxy 3 trailer, James Gunn was quick to respond with where they were in the timeline. It was a definitive take on the trailer, in that there wasn’t one. Now, this isn’t necessarily the end of the world considering the release schedule for the flick, but it also points to James Gunn may be frustrated with the process. Check out what he had to say. 

Ok, so not having a trailer for a movie that is still more than a year away isn’t all that odd. And to his part, James Gunn doesn’t qualify his statement with any other frustration. It’s just an honest answer to the question of whether or not there is a Guardians of the Galaxy 3 trailer kicking around. There isn’t. Fine, all good. The film isn’t set to release until May 5, 2023, so there is plenty of time to ramp things up. In fact, filming had really only started in early November of last year so anything they had now would only be of the teaser variety anyway. It’s unlikely they have tons in the can now as it is. 

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is set to be the final movie for James Gunn and this franchise, rounding out the trilogy of films around the eponymous group. Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora (returning in the alternate version from Endgame), David Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, plus Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as Rocket and Groot respectively will all be back. There isn’t any clear word on how the story will take shape, or if it will set the stage for individual productions around any of the characters. We do know this is, for sure, Bautista’s last trip through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

For those itching to see this crew but not being able to wait until James Gunn and company finally get Guardians of the Galaxy up on the big screen, rest assured we will see them before this movie. A majority of them are set to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder when that movie hits screens on July 8th of this year. Nearly the entire team has roles in the story which makes sense considering when we last left Thor, he and Quill were already cheekily at odds over who was the captain of the Benatar. It stands to reason this movie picks up with them all still together.