Get ready for a trip into the cosmos as Karen Gillan gives Marvel Cinematic Universe fans a huge update on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. While it’s already been two years since Star-Lord and co. tackled Ego the Living Planet and we waved bye to Yondu, news of a sequel is nothing new.
Sadly, the threequel has hit a few stumbling blocks thanks to behind-the-scenes drama with James Gunn and the whole MCU building toward that minor event that was Avengers: Endgame. Thankfully, it sounds like everything is back on track.
Although viewers know Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won’t be part of the upcoming Phase 4 of the MCU, actor Karen Gillan gives a hint of when we could see the rag-tag gang of space rogues again.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies, Gillan shed some light on where Gunn is up to with Vol 3. “We’re all really excited that James is back to complete the trilogy because it wouldn’t have felt right without him,” said Gillan.
She confirmed she’ll reprise her role as Nebula alongside Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax (and teased others). Speaking about the script, Gillan gushed, “I can say that I’ve read it and it’s amazing,” then added, “It’s a wonderful, wonderful script.”
Gillan is known for playing the tough-skinned Nebula. She was first introduced as a secondary villain in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and had a redemptive arc in the sequel. Nebula was also part of both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame as she tried to take down her villainous adoptive father.
With the Guardians line-up faring a lot better than the downtrodden Avengers, the team also has the addition of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor as we head into Vol. 3.
Audiences are currently left in the dark about where the plot of the next movie will go, but as well as rumours of Mark Hamill’s casting in a mysterious role, we’re hoping there will be a resolution to the post-credits tease from Vol. 2 and the long-awaited MCU debut of Adam Warlock.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due to start filming in 2020, it sounds like the sci-fi sequel will be a big part of the franchise’s Phase 5 and definitely make up for the lack of a ‘main’ Avengers movie being on the horizon.
Not bad for a frankly bizarre series that everyone thought would fail when it was first announced.
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