After Disney fired writer and director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the fate of third chapter in Marvel Studios’ popular cosmic movie series was put into question.
While Gunn’s script was completed at the time of his firing, there were doubts as to whether or not Marvel would use the screenplay or if the studio would start from scratch. The movie’s production was halted, and its release date postponed. However, we’ve since had confirmation that the movie will still happen.
During an interview to promote his latest film, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part star Chris Pratt addressed the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, and had some choice words to describe the movie’s script.
When asked if the Marvel movie’s cast and crew would be working off of Gunn’s script, Pratt confirmed that was indeed the case. What’s more, he offered a bit of a tease. “It’s off the chain,” the actor said of the screenplay. “It’s so good.”
As it stands, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still doesn’t have a director attached, nor does it have an official release date. However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has assured fans that the film will happen. “Guardians will happen,” Feige said last month. “When, where, or how… [that’s] for another time.”
“We’re gonna deliver the movie,” Pratt promised. “We’re gonna give the fans what they deserve. I think it’s in the nature of the Guardians of the Galaxy to come together and get the job done, and that’s what we’ll do.”
Before fans can look forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, they will have to wait for answers to come in Avengers: Endgame. As it stands, most of the Guardians, save for Rocket and Nebula, have been killed by Thanos. Only when the fourth Avengers film is released will we find out the final fate of Marvel’s foremost cosmic team.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives April 26.