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D23 Expo: James Gunn Disappoints Marvel Fans, Says ‘Wedding Prep’ is Reason No Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Update is Coming

James Gunn Disappoints Marvel Fans, Says 'Wedding Prep' is Reason No Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Update is Coming

Guardians of the Galaxy fans are eagerly waiting for the next volume of the film. After getting a glimpse of their favorite intergalactic band of misfits in Thor: Love and Thunder, they are curious about what and how the future of their heroes will fold out. However, the film director, James Gunn, may not want to share any updates on the upcoming movie. The updates of the film were given at the San Diago Comic Con last time, where small footage related to the film was released.

More characters were added by James Gunn in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
Guardians of the Galaxy

With the release of the footage, James Gunn also announced that he knows when the audience will eventually see the trailer. Many took it as a hint toward the trailer reveal for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 at the D23 Expo. D23 Expo is packed with updates on all the shows and movie franchises that Disney owns, from Star Wars to Marvel. 

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No Updates on Guardians of the Galaxy 3 at the D23 Expo

However, fans will have to wait a little longer for the trailer release of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as James Gunn has recently announced that he will not be attending the D23 Expo this year. In a tweet, James Gunn said he will not be in attendance at the D23 Expo this year. 

James Gunn explains the lack of Vol. 3 trailer
James Gunn

The announcement has left fans worrying that there will be no Guardians-related content promoted at the event. When fans started asking the director if they can expect to see anything related to the Guardians at the event, he said, “I wanted to be there, but I’m too deep in my Vol 3 edit and wedding prep. I hope everyone has fun!”

The director did not refuse about having any updates on the movie. Even though Gunn has said he will not be able to attend the Expo, he never said anything about no updates on the film. So fans can still hope to get a few glimpses at the much-awaited movie. However, nothing is confirmed yet. 

Will Guardians of the Galaxy 3 be Shown Without James Gunn?

The director of the film not being present at the D23 Expo may be the reason why nothing related to the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be shown off at the event. However, this would not be the first time when Gunn will not attend the trailer launch of Guardians of the Galaxy-related content. 

Guardians of the Galaxy 3, or Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, is nearing its release. So, Marvel will have to show something at this point when the film is just a few months away from its release. At this point, fans expect to at least have a first look at the upcoming film.

Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3
Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Earlier, Disney released the trailer of I am Groot without James Gunn, so who knows they might do the same with this film as well. Many even believe James Gunn is trying to tease the fans with the tweet. However, it feels out of character for James Gunn to do something like this. 

Everything About Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

After Disney fired James Gunn, fans were curious and worried about the future of the Guardians. But House of Mouse and Marvel hired him back to continue the cosmic adventure. The filming started in November 2021 and was supposed to kick off the post-Infinity Saga, but later it was confirmed to appear in Phase 5 of the MCU. 

James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy3
Guardians of the Galaxy3 and James Gunn

Details shared by the director hint at some new characters joining the film. Gunn has also confirmed that this would be the last time when the team of the Guardians of the Galaxy will be seen together. It is still not confirmed if the characters will leave the team or the MCU entirely.

The film is supposed to be full of an emotional roller coaster for the fans. Actress Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff have shared that they cried while reading the script. 

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San Diago Comic Con Trailer Reveal

The trailer revealed at San Diago Comic Con shows a glimpse of Rocket as a baby, leading many to believe that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will explore the origin of Rocket. James Gunn has also said that the Rocket’s origin story is directly tied to the overall story of the film, so it would be a key part of the film. 

Gamora, who died in Avengers: Infinity War and came back to the Guardians through time travel in Avenger: Endgame, is also most likely to return for the movie. After Iron Man’s snap vanished Thanos and his whole army, nothing was shown as to what happened to Gamora. 

Will Poulter will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Will Poulter joins Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as Adam Warlock

But a deleted scene shows her freely walking away, and in San Diago Comic Con trailer also revealed her leading the Ravagers. 

The movie is also confirmed to feature Adam Warlock, which will be played by Will Poulter. Adam Warlock was created by a group of Earth Scientists. But his MCU origin can be different from the original one. Another new character joining the movie would be the High Evolutionary, played by Chukwudi Iwuji. The High Evolutionary is most likely to be the villain of the story. 

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is set to hit the theatres on May 5. 2023.

Source: The Direct

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.