Director James Gunn Says Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Is Happening "For Sure"

While we were all waiting in anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 coming out this May, James Gunn sat down with Complex to talk about his new movie The Belko Experiment.

"There will be a Guardians 3, that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing," said Gunn during the interview. "I don't think we should overstate things that [Infinity War] is an Avengers movie, but the Guardians are a part of the cosmic universe, they're a part of Thanos' stories, so, they are in there, and they have, not the biggest, but, an integral part to that."

This is the first time we've heard resounding confirmation that a third film would happen. Last year, Marvel Cinematic Universe mastermind and architect Kevin Feige spoke with i09 and had said, "It's still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond, but certainly I would say Guardians 3 is [one film that’s] up there. I don’t know what exactly the order will be.”

Guardians will be the fifth series of films to get a third film, joining the ranks of Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War. While Civil War was met with critical acclaim, Iron Man 3 left audiences divided, and fans have yet to see and make judgements on Thor and Avengers. Stay tuned to see how Guardians of the Galaxy 2 fares in theaters.

Starring Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis) and Kurt Russel (Ego the Living Planet), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 premieres in theaters on May 5th, the day before Free Comic Book Day!

If you can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, you can head to your local comic book store to find these titles now.


(W/A) Various
(CA) Sara Pichelli

The galaxy is bigger than ever in this giant-sized treasury edition - and this bunch is just the team to guard it! In the wake of two Annihilation events that rocked the Marvel Universe, Peter Quill, the Star-Lord, unites a ragtag group of misfits and loners to stand as its protectors. Among them, the deadly Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, fiery furball Rocket Raccoon and the tree that walks, Groot! Prepare to learn plenty about them -along with the spacefaring Iron Man, who signs up as they renew their mission with a special focus on defending Earth! Plus: Join Rocket on the run when he becomes the galaxy's most wanted raccoon! It's a cosmic mix of action, adventure and fun! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #0.1 and #1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1, and ROCKET RACCOON (2014) #1.
Rated T+


(W/A) Various
(CA) Scott Kolins

She's the deadliest woman in the galaxy. He's the ultimate destroyer. Together, they're two of the Guardians' heaviest hitters. Now, find out what Gamora and Drax got up to in the years before the ANNIHILATION events united the team! Adam Warlock's latest resurrection brings his Infinity Watch allies back together - but will Gamora or Drax become an enemy? Drax's battle with a new Captain Marvel will plunge them both into the Microverse! When Thanos seeks to send all reality spinning into the abyss, Gamora joins an assemblage of heroes including Warlock, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange to stand in the Titan's way! And when She-Hulk takes on a case in space, Drax and Gamora are drawn into a trial of universal law! Collecting WARLOCK (1998) #1-4, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2000) #4-6 and #15-16, INFINITY ABYSS #1-6, and SHE-HULK (2004) #7-8.
Rated T+


(W) Brian MIchael Bendis
(A) Valerio Schiti
(CA) Arthur Adams

Peter Quill has abandoned the Guardians and his role as Star-Lord to be emperor of the Spartax, and Rocket has grabbed the reins as team leader - backed by Drax, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde and brand-new Guardian Ben Grimm, the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing! But what could put the team in the crosshairs of Emperor Quill and his Imperial Guard? Another old face is back, too, but is it a welcome return for Gamora, or have things changed in the eight months she's been away? When friends like these cause complications for Rocket and the gang, who needs enemies? They don't, but they seem to attract them anyway. And the newest threat to the galaxy is a doozy. His name is Yotat the Destroyer - and he will have blood. Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2015) #1-5.
Rated T

This comic is available on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 6th.


First, blast off with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they head for the stars and right into an all-new ongoing series! Creators Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure as the stage is set for May's highly anticipated All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1! As this unlikely band of misfits returns to outer space once more, nothing will prepare them for their first run in with the new Nova Corps!

Then, head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in...The Defenders! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they go head-to-head with the new criminal element in the Marvel Universe. What new player is running things in the underworld? Find out here with a 10-page tale that leads directly into The Defenders #1 this June! [TEEN]

Be sure to find all of these at your local comic shop! If you're not sure where your local comic shop is, use the Comic Shop Locator Service.

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