James Gunn may have some disappointing news to share. To say fans were surprised at the Harry Styles reveal that happened during the mid-credits scene of Eternals would be an understatement. While many felt rather confused about the casting choice, fans of the musician, as well as the franchise were ecstatic to see Harry Styles play Eros, otherwise known as Starfox.
In a recent interview at San Diego Comic-Con with extratv, the screenwriter for the upcoming and majorly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was asked to address certain rumors, to which the filmmaker had curt, straightforward answers.
Starfox Involvement In The Guardians Movie
In the interview, the interviewer brought Gunn’s attention at SDCC to the potential rumors surrounding Starfox, played by Styles, and fans getting to see the Knave of Hearts’ appearance in the upcoming Guardians movie, which the audience would get to see in Marvel’s Phase 5.
“There are rumors that we might see Harry Styles pop up as Starfox,” said the interviewer to James Gunn, to which Gunn had a hilariously short, yet concise reply, “Nope!” He further elaborated his reply, and stated the following:
“I’m setting the records straight. He’s not, Starfox doesn’t pop up.”
Unfortunately for the fans of Starfox and Harry Styles alike, the director has cleared the air of rumors and debunked all hope. Unless this is just Gunn mirroring the same energy Andrew Garfield had before the release of No Way Home, there is not much to expect as the screenwriter himself has denied the involvement of Starfox, in the most direct fashion ever.
James Gunn About What To Expect From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
While fans may not get to see Eros in the third installment, the director did share his opinions and love for the upcoming, and the last in the franchise, Guardians movie. Chris Pratt had previously commented that the movie is James Gunn’s “masterpiece” and this revelation made the director rather giddy. However, he denied those claims and said,
“Oh, Chris! He is all full of big words all the time. Let him see the whole movie and then we’ll see how he feels.”
James Gunn then stated that he wants the movie to be an experience rather than a categorization of good or bad. He expressed how, when the first movie came out, the kids who watched it were 11, and now some are turning 21. He wants to show a mature side to the Guardians to honor the maturity that can be felt within the audience as well, who have grown up with the characters of the franchise. Overall, the director feels “really good” about the movie and is excited for fans to see it as well. This does not seem surprising at all as Marvel’s Phase 5 seems quite promising, with many calling Phase 4 the “set-up” to future greatness.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is reportedly scheduled for a May 5, 2023 release.