January 27, 2023

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3: Everything We Know About The Final Part Of James Gunn’s Trilogy

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Guardians of the Galaxy was a mighty test. Not just for the MCU, but for its director, James Gunn. All Marvel Studios films prior to Guardians had featured a main member of the Avengers, or the Avengers name itself. While not Spider-Man or Batman, Captain America and Iron Man at least lived in the cultural consciousness. The Guardians of the Galaxy don’t. James Gunn, meanwhile, had directed a small handful of gory films, including the dark superhero comedy Super.

Killer casting, a needle-dropping soundtrack, and MCU-quality visual effects sent The Guardians and Gunn skyrocketing from unknown to household names almost literally overnight, and propelled both of them into stars. These days, Gunn is taking the reins at Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Studios, and the Guardians have a brand new Christmas special (directed by James Gunn). Gunn has directed a film and TV series for DC and the Guardians of the Galaxy characters have appeared in several Avengers films and the latest Thor film Thor: Love & Thunder and even have their own Christmas special.

However, now is the time for both Gunn and the current Guardians cast to end their time with Marvel, at least for now. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is almost here after a very long wait – thanks in part to some ill-advised employment decisions by Disney – and hitting theaters in 2023 to pick up where that golden cliffhanger ended Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 left us almost six years ago.