It’s been almost 6 years since the sequel starring the Star-Lord-led team of superheroes was released, leaving fans in a frenzy of anticipation for the third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. And now that the third volume is just a few months away from its premiere, the director comes bearing some unfortunate news.
Don’t worry, you’re going to get Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it’ll just be the last one you get to see though.
With the official trailer finally released, the Marvel fandom is excited to no ends as the film approaches its premiere date slowly and steadily. But at the same time, James Gunn’s tweet about his upcoming movie is nothing short of a bittersweet reminder to fans that the third instalment is going to be the last in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3′s Official Trailer is Out!
The much-anticipated trailer of the threequel was finally featured at CCPX22 in São Paulo, Brazil, with volume three taking place after the events of Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Love and Thunder, starring the original crew comprising Star-Lord, Gamora, Nebula, Drax, Kraglin, Mantis, Rocket, and everyone’s favorite, Groot. Besides that, fans will also get to see some new faces being introduced in the third part, including Chukwudi Iwuji as High Evolutionary and Maria Bakalova’s Cosmos the Space Dog.
But as the official trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 spurs a thrilling sensation amongst Marvel fans with regard to all that the movie awaits, James Gunn seems to have doused the fire of anticipation with a dose of unfortunate news for the audience, as he announces the conclusion of his intergalactic trilogy.
Gunn took to Twitter to share the news of the film’s release in May, whilst simultaneously addressing “the end of an era,” indicating that the third volume will be the last in the franchise.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2022
Marvel fans are probably having a hard time trying to juggle their emotions between feeling exhilarated for the third part and being upset about it being the final one.
Will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 be the Final Movie in its Franchise?
As disheartening as it is, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is going to be the final chapter in the film’s franchise with the trilogy’s end marking Gunn’s departure from Marvel as well, considering he’s got DC Studios to run now.
About a week ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was released, a short 44-minute film spreading the Christmas spirit amongst its audience with the festivities just around the corner. And while speaking with EW about it, Gunn revealed how the Guardians of the Galaxy will be setting off on an interstellar adventure one last time in Vol. 3. Sorry folks, you won’t be witnessing any more of Star-Lord and Drax’s bickering after this.
“It was important to me that we really ended this story in a good way,” the filmmaker remarked. “A lot of Vol. 3 is going back to the beginning so that we can really see the end.”
Now that the Peacemaker director is sharing the Co-CEO title at DC Studios with Peter Safran, Gunn needs to prioritize his work and responsibilities, with his undivided attention naturally pouring over the DCU. So, it isn’t surprising that this will be his last Marvel film, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less saddening to know that the Guardian of the Galaxy will bid their farewell with the upcoming (and the last) film.
However, as Gunn has reassured fans, the third volume is definitely going to go out with a bang! So, Marvel fans still have that to look forward to.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 hits cinemas on May 5, 2023.