James Gunn has already stated that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would close the chapter on “this iteration” of the team. But, in case you were wondering if there was a chance that we might see the Star-Lord and the gang come back for a fourth film, it looks like sadly, the answer is no.
While talking to the Toronto Sun, writer and director James Gunn said that if Marvel did move forward on a Vol. 4, it would feature a different team. He says:
“I think the first three movies tell a single story and that story is pretty simple. I think that there could be a Guardians Vol. 4, but it would not be the same. It would not be the same group… basically the story of this group ends with Vol. 3.”
As of right now, we can only speculate as to who the new Guardians team might consist of, but Nova, Quasar, and even Adam Warlock are just a few characters that could make the cut. There are even some characters introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 like Sly Stallone’s Stakar that could play a role in the fourth film.
Gunn went on to say that he is helping Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige develop a plan for the next decade of Marvel films.
“I will be helping to plant the seeds that will lead to the next decade. I’m helping to decide what projects we’ll be pursuing outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3… and what the next cosmic characters we will focus on.”
The future of Marvel after Avengers: Infinity War is certainly going to be interesting.There are some films scheduled to come out after Infinity War including Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and Avengers 4, but beyond that the future of Marvel films is largely unknown. It’s possible that it could be the end of the golden age of comic book movies as we know it. It is more likely however that the braintrust that has brought us such amazing films over the last decade will continue to deliver. Since Iron Man debuted in 2008 Marvel has had one success after another with very few exceptions.
What do you think about the future of comic book movies post Infinity Wars?