While most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films are set in the year in which they were released, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place just a few months after the events of the first Guardians film, placing it in 2014. The Guardians are next set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, which comes out and is set in 2018, four years after the events of the first two Guardians films. Because of this, many fans were wondering when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might take place. The sequel has no release date yet, but would hit theaters after Infinity War and Avengers 4, so the question is would the next installment take place within this 4-year gap?
James Gunn took to Twitter today to answer that very question:
No. Vol. 3 will take place AFTER Avengers 3 & 4. https://t.co/5QCiH5fU55
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 2, 2017
While I’m sure many fans will be insanely curious about what the Guardians have been up to in the four years between their first two solo films and Infinity War, it should be really interesting to pick up with the team so much later and see how they’ve grown as a family.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone. Here is the sequel’s official synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.
10 Tracks We Would Like To See On The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Mixtape
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to the MCU’s surprise hit, is already certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Given how popular the first film has been, and how excited everyone is for these characters to return, it’s no surprise that a third movie is already in development and will kick off the next phase for the MCU (even though it technically might not be “Phase 4”).
One of the best and freshest things about the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is the soundtrack each movie has. The first “Awesome Mix” gave the film a unique sound that helped set the tone for the film. Such classic songs like “Hooked On A Feeling,” “Cherry Bomb,” “I Want You Back,” and “Come and Get Your Love” helped make the soundtrack number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was platinum-selling. It’s a no-brainer that the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would be just as diverse and full of hits as the first soundtrack.
With a third movie commissioned, what songs should show up for the next film? For one, Peter Quill no longer has any more Awesome Mixtapes left to him by his mother. It’s assumed that either in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 or in Avengers: Infinity War, the Guardians will make their way to Earth. So, Quill will have to get himself some new tunes. Considering tapes are no longer the player of choice in our digital age, Star-Lord will probably have to get himself a digital music player. But what songs could show up on the next soundtrack? He is a child of the 80s, and his mother loves 70s classics, so don’t expect him to listen to any Lada Gaga or Trap music. Here are a few songs that could end up on the Awesome Mix Vol. 3. Click Next to take a look…