The home release versions of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just recently became available, but director James Gunn is already focused fully on the film’s already announced sequel. Marvel Studio’s post Avengers 4 schedule is still a mystery to fans but Gunn has now made at least one part of it more clear.
Answering a question on Facebook about when the third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series will come out, Gunn answered “in a little under 3 years” which puts the film firmly in a 2020 release date spot. This makes sense as Marvel has already snagged a few dates in that year including May 1 and August 7 which are both fitting in the under 3 years from now description.
Gunn also confirmed that for the moment the film will be known as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, unless things change between now and when it hits the screen but it doesn’t seem that likely that anything would change that.
While it’s not a Marvel film but is connected under that same umbrella that is Disney, Gunn was asked about taking over Star Wars: Episode IX if Disney asked him now that Colin Trevorrow has left the project.
“I would not and could not. Right now I’m doing Guardians 3, producing a new film with David Yarovesky, and developing Starchy & Hutch for Amazon.com,” Gunn said. My plate is full for three years.”
Reportedly Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will conclude Gunn’s trilogy and could lead to some changes for the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.