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James Gunn retracts Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 news slightly as new images arrive…

March 20th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Some news for all you Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there…

Remember a few days ago it was reported that writer/director James Gunn had confirmed the third movie? Well, slow down there partner, it seems he’s reneged. Somewhat.

Speaking to Yahoo!, Gunn said: “There are no specific plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

“But we know unless something goes horribly — which is always possibly, you never know — I think that Marvel would want to make another movie. [Marvel chief] Kevin Feige a year-and-a-half ago said, ‘Yeah, one of our things that we’d be thinking about will be a Guardians 3.‘”

We don’t think it’s a stretch to imagine a third Guardians movie happening though, do you?

In related news, Empire have released three new images from the movie (below), including a new one featuring Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet.

Speaking about Russell, Gunn said: “I started writing for Kurt as I was finishing the screenplay.

“I would have been really disappointed if he’d said no.

“We have over a trillion polygons on Ego’s planet. It’s the biggest visual effect of all time. There’s nothing even close to it. Which is cool.” 

We’re still excited to see how Ego is a man AND a planet, but we’re sure all will be revealed soon enough.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….