As a result of Disney’s adjustments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some upcoming films have been delayed, and this could be a spoiler for Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Assemble. Five planned Marvel films have been delayed as a result of Disney’s recent MCU shakeup, which came as a complete surprise. To name a few, Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness was pushed back to May 2022, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ was pushed back to July 2022, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was scrapped entirely from the original 2020 release date.
Instead, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be released in 2023. Disney has also made a number of additional alterations, including the complete removal of an untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe feature from the 2023 release schedule. The adjustments were allegedly brought about by production issues rather than poor box office performance as a result of the current pandemic.
Despite the growing fan anxiety over Disney’s MCU delays, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn provided some comfort to the film’s devoted audience. In a tweet, the director reassured fans that production on his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe picture was still on track and will begin in the near future. A May 2023 release date was announced by the filmmaker, who stated that the movie was “neither removed nor postponed.” Fans will see “something wonderful,” according to Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 sticking on the schedule may not be a good thing, even if Gunn assuages certain fan concerns. Storylines in the MCU interact together and play off one another to create an immersive experience. Doctor Strange 2 will, for example, appear to carry on narratives introduced in WandaVision. As long as everything else is moving around it, it suggests that this film isn’t as closely tied to the rest of the MCU as it was with Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Unfortunately for the main protagonists, this does not augur well for the future of the story.
While there may be some crossover with other MCU films, it is more likely that Guardians 3 serves as a satisfying conclusion for the main characters than anything else. Due to the fact that Gunn demonstrated his willingness to murder off-key superhero characters in The Suicide Squad, it’s possible that some fan favorites may meet their demise in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. When it comes to killing off MCU characters, Gunn has already done it with Michael Rooker’s Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Gunn had previously stated that the third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series will be the series’ final installment, and the shift in release dates suggests that several other characters from the series may be calling it quits as well. This is a warning to everyone in the movie: Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Vin Diesel’s Groot, and Zoe Saldana’s Gamora.
Of course, Gunn has been working on the script for the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy series for some time now. Even before he was momentarily fired by Disney in 2018, the director allegedly finished the script. In fact, Gunn claims that it hasn’t changed all that much since then. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 may not be included in future MCU plans because Marvel didn’t have those ideas when the director finished the script years ago. Gunn, on the other hand, revealed that he shed many tears while penning the screenplay for the upcoming film. As a result, it appears likely that some of the galaxy’s guardians are making one last stand to save it.