While speaking at the premiere for his new movie, The Lego Movie 2, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt assured fans a third installment of the Guardians film series is still coming.
Director James Gunn was suddenly pulled off of writing and directing Marvel’s third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after a series controversial tweets that the director sent out as far back as 2009 surfaced over the summer. Production on the project was originally set to begin last month, but Gunn’s firing resulted in the project being put on hold, while the studio searches for a new director to helm the film.
A new director has yet to be selected to take on the third installment, but Chris Pratt assured fans today that the film is still happening while speaking with Variety:
“I promise there’ll be a third movie, I don’t know exactly what that’s going to look like, but I know everyone on board is just eager to give the fans what they want and wrap up a trilogy in a meaningful way.
Although the third Guardians of the Galaxy had not officially been scheduled for release, it was expected to hit theaters in 2020. Marvel and Disney reportedly still plan on using the script Gunn wrote for the film. Gunn himself has since moved on as he is now at Warner Bros. writing and directing the long-in-development Suicide Squad sequel.
The full Guardians of the Galaxy cast is also expected to return for the third film along with Pratt, however, Drax actor Dave Bautista has said that he would drop out of the project should Disney opt not to use Gunn’s script.
The next Avengers film is set to debut this April. Here is the plot synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”