James Gunn recently spoke aboutGuardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 with Deadline , revealing that it will be the last cinematic adventure of the full team:
This is the end for us. It will be the last time the public will see this Guardian team.
The director has anticipated that it will be a particularly dark story, which in some ways could surprise the audience:
It’s a huge movie, so dark, very different from what audiences might expect. My intention is to be faithful to the characters and the story and to offer the audience a worthy conclusion. As a thing it always scares, but I’m trying my best.
Gunn also spoke of the “third chapter responsibility”:
I know that most of the time the third installment of the trilogies is the worst. But not always!
The release is expected for May 5, 2023 in the United States, but the film will be preceded by The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special , arriving for Christmas 2022 on Disney + (also directed by James Gunn ).
The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 will return Chris Pratt ( Peter Quill ), Zoe Saldana ( Gamora ), Vin Diesel ( Groot ), Bradley Cooper ( Rocket Raccoon ), Karen Gillan ( Nebula ), Pom Klementieff ( Mantis ), Sean Gunn ( Kraglin ) and Dave Bautista ( Drax ). There will also be Will Poulter ( Adam Warlock ) and Chukwudi Iwuji .