There is little doubt that San Diego Comic-Con 2019 had an exciting Saturday, thanks to the several announcements at the Marvel Studios Hall H panel. However, some fans were understandably disappointed that the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was not mentioned as one of the upcoming Phase 4 projects. Luckily, James Gunn has explained why his Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel was snubbed at SDCC.
A fan reached out to Gunn on Twitter to express their support for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Slither director immediately responded with a hopeful message. Take a look at his tweet below.
"Sorry to disappoint. Guardians Vol. 3 IS happening, but I am finishing The Suicide Squad first," Gunn wrote.
It has already been confirmed that Gunn will need to complete work on the DC Extended Universe film before he could start production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The good news is, The Suicide Squad is already expected to begin filming by early next year so it won't be long before Vol. 3 gets made. In addition to that, Gunn has already finished the screenplay for the third Guardians film so it could begin production almost immediately.
The past year has been truly crazy for Gunn when he was fired from the MCU film. However, Marvel and Disney have reinstated him as director of GOTGV3 earlier in 2019. Needless to say, we can't wait to see his new films soon.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 does not have a release date yet. The Suicide Squad is scheduled to premiere on August 6, 2021.