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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could be coming to cinemas by 2020

A new Guardians of the Galaxy film is in the work and should arrive 2020, further bolstering Marvel’s movie lineup.

Responding to a tweet asking him if there’s going to be a Guardians of the Galaxy 3, director James Gunn, who directed the past two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, said the third instalment was coming in 2020.

And that’s about it for official details. However, much like many of the Marvel Universe movies, such as Iron Man, Thor, and The Avengers, we can expect most of the cast to make a return, notably Chris Pratt’s Starlord, Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, Dave Bautista’s Drax, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of space raccoon Rocket.   

The fleshing-out of Thanos as the ‘big bad’ of the Marvel Universe in the first Guardians of the Galaxy means there’s a slim chance he could make an appearance in the third film. However, he’s set to be the prime antagonist of Avengers: Infinity War slated for a May 4 release, so we doubt he’d crop up again.

But the rich universe of the Guardians movies that treads the line between retro sci-fi comics, the lived-in Star Wars universe, and TV series Farscape’s creative and bizarre creature and character roster, means there’s a lot of scope for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to head in all manner of directions.

It’s probably far too early to expect a trailer in this half of 2018, but perhaps towards the autumn there may be some more news to flesh out what we can expect from the next Guardians of the Galaxy.

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