Captain Marvel 2 has changed track, and is now playing the role originally meant for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
The Phase 4 release date has been shifted around a numerous amount of times. Even more recently, the Coronavirus has messed with it, too. Obviously, it’s pretty important for Marvel to try and keep everything as organized as possible, due to the fact there is a constant, overarching story across their movies.
If you remember, Phase 4 was originally set to debut with the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Unfortunately, James Gunn was fired soon after the announcement, due to old Twitter messages resurfacing. Now, Gunn is back onboard and the film is coming, but with a significant delay to what was originally planned.
Now, because of this, things had to change at Marvel. Clearly, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 had a huge part to play in launching a new phase. It’s been stated the MCU is going cosmic and it would make sense for the Guardians to lead this.
Gunn has previously explained his original intention with the film. In an interview with Screen Rant, he said the following:
“When we’re talking about Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and that story, that’s a story that will lead to other stories. It’s innate to the DNA that that’s the end of a trilogy but it’s the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe.”
Because of the delay, the team at Marvel have reworked elements for the Guardians film and brought them forward into the Captain Marvel sequel. Rather than launching straight into the cosmic, we’re clearly going on a few other adventures beforehand.
It’s nice to see the loyalty within Marvel Studios. James Gunn’s plan for the cosmic side of the MCU is coming, albeit a little later than anyone intended.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 currently has no release date. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel 2 is tentatively dated for in release in July 2022.
Source: Screen Rant