Mumbai, January 28 - Filmmaker James Gunn has once again introduced the Marvel fans to the reality that his currently in production "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will be the last time we will see the familiar team together.
"This is the end for us, the last time people will see this team of Guardians", James Gunn told Deadline's Hero Nation about the franchise's conclusion with Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 due out on May 5, 2023.
James Gunn started his trilogy of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in 2014, which also marked his Marvel debut. The second film in the franchise was released in 2017 and now, he has returned to direct the 3rd installment based on Marvel Comics. The trilogy stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Will Poulter.
Speaking about the 3rd installment, James Gunn said that it will be "big and dark", and will completely be different from what fans might be expecting it to be. "I just want to be true to the characters, the story and give people the wrap-up that they deserve for the story. That's always a little bit scary; I'm doing my best", Gunn added.
This is, however, not the first time when Gunn has announced the end of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" trilogy with the current cast. He has, in fact, said in the past that the 4th installment of the franchise will center around a completely new squad. The director had said that his plan was for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. to serve as an ending to the story of Star-Lord's team, which has once again been confirmed in his new interview.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently slated for May 05, 2023, release.