Emotions pour last Saturday during Marvel Studios' momentous panel at San Diego Comic-Con as the Guardians of the Galaxy's cast and director hyped up the arrival of Vol. 3 which according to James Gunn will be the final time fans will see the Guardians team up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite the Guardians making a brief appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, it turns out that none of the events that took place in the film will affect GOTG Vol. 3. During ScreenRant's post-San Diego Comic-Con interview with the MCU and DCEU director, he revealed that Thor 4 won't have any impact on his final MCU flick.
He shared: "No, I wrote the script without ever thinking that they were ever going to be with Thor, so it hasn’t affected them at all." Gunn also reiterated that the God of Thunder isn't going to be part of Volume 3 despite reestablishing the "Asgardians of the Galaxy" in Avengers: Endgame.
Interestingly, Chris Pratt revealed during an interview with Inverse that the space goats featured in Love and Thunder are now in the care of the Guardians, leaving Gunn with no choice but to include them in the film.
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As it stands, we're not entirely sure what Gunn meant when he said the Guardians as a team will cease to exist after the third film. Is it an indication that most of the members of the team will actually die or will they just disband for the time being?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently scheduled for release on May 5, 2023.