James Gunn confirmed that he is helping director Taika Waititi on Thor: Love and Thunder since the Guardians of the Galaxy are set to appear in the sequel.
The first two Guardians of the Galaxy films from James Gunn were pretty standalone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that all changed when Thor encountered the Guardians in Avengers: Infinity War. At the end of Endgame, Thor joined the Guardians of the Galaxy once again in a team-up that will continue in Taika Waititi’s Love and Thunder.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now filming in Australia, with several Guardians of the Galaxy stars like Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillen reporting to set. Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to be on the level of an Avengers film in terms of scope, but it’s unclear how big of a role the Guardians of the Galaxy will play in the upcoming feature. Regardless of their role, James Gunn is heavily involved with any Marvel Studios project the Guardians of the Galaxy appear in, and he confirmed on Twitter that he is consulting with Taika Waititi on Thor 4:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 27, 2021
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Full details on the plot for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder are currently being kept under lock and key, though the film will be partly based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, in which Jane Foster becomes the new Thor. Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillen, and Christian Bale.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!