WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.
For those of you still in shock after watching what happened at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, don’t worry. Here’s some news that might pick your spirits up just a little bit.
In a recent Instagram birthday message to co-star Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, the actor who plays Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, confirmed that not only is writer-director James Gunn working on the script for the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but that the Guardians will actually begin filming for it next year as well.
For those of you that aren’t confused at reading this, that’s probably because you haven’t watched Avengers: Infinity War yet. With that, this is your last warning.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR AVENGERS : INFINITY WAR.
At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos wins against the Avengers, collects all of the Infinity Stones, and uses them to wipe out half of all life in the universe. This includes half of the known superheroes as well, which of course includes the Guardians of the Galaxy. With the exception of Rocket, who remains on Earth with Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and Thor, the rest of the Guardians disintegrated thanks to the Infinity Gauntlet, including Groot, Mantis, Drax, and Star-Lord.
Since the Guardians were killed at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, however, how is it that they’re all back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? My guess is that their deaths, as well as everyone else’s, will be undone for the sequel Avengers 4. After Thanos wiped out half of the universe in the comic books, Nebula gets ahold of the Infinity Gauntlet and uses the Time Stone to undo everything that Thanos has done up until then. Since the title and premise for Avengers 4 is still being kept heavily under wraps, it’s impossible to know whether the newer movies will follow this storyline or not. Nevertheless, it’s safe to assume it will follow some loose adaptation of the storyline, and that it will lead to the Guardians getting resurrected in time for their third movie.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see the Guardians come back from the dead, or do you expect the sequel to introduce a new team of Guardians to the Galaxy? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Sceenrant, MovieWeb