Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn has shot down rumors that suggest Mark Hamill will be joining the franchise.
With production on The Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker series wrapped up, James Gunn is now setting his eyes on closing out the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy for Marvel. First up, however, is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which stirred up some casting rumors earlier this year. Set to release a year before the third film, the Holiday Special is a clear nod towards the infamously mediocre Star Wars Holiday Special. Luke Skywalker star Mark Hamill painfully teased Gunn on Twitter about holiday specials not working out too well, which left many under the impression that Hamill would be joining the Marvel franchise.
I have a very bad feeling about this… https://t.co/JkZs7hamVA
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 23, 2021
Earlier this week, Big Screen Leaks published a rumor that suggested that Mark Hamill was indeed joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, prompting many fans to get excited. After all, Hamill did jokingly discuss the Holiday Special. Well, it was merely as a joke as the director himself confirmed that the Star Wars star has no plans of joining the franchise. A Twitter thread about the article ended up getting seen by James Gunn, who then responded to a tweet denying the rumor by confirming that Hamill won’t be joining the cast. The report was eventually deleted.
Sounds like and is.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 19, 2021
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films,”Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars 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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the upcoming sequel and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!