This is a live article and it will be updated as new details about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.4 come our way. This is what we know so far.
The journey of the Guardians of the Galaxy has been nothing short of epic, captivating audiences with their interstellar adventures. As we waved goodbye in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3," many are left wondering: is this really the end? The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is known for its surprises, so could a fourth installment be in the stars?
At present, the possibility of a fourth Guardians of the Galaxy movie seems unlikely. James Gunn had always intended for the trilogy to focus on Rocket's story. However, given the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's difficult to rule out the possibility of a new team stepping in. The third movie hints at this prospect, as we see Rocket leading an intriguing new lineup.
James Gunn seems to have concluded his involvement with the franchise. He has moved on to oversee the DC universe, making his mark on yet another realm of superheroes. In response to a fan's request for a fourth movie on Threads, Gunn's reply was clear yet appreciative: "I think I'll leave it at 3, sorry (but thank you)." Nonetheless, Gunn has kept the door open for a new director to bring their individual vision to the Guardians' universe, true to his style.
If a fourth movie materializes, it's anyone's guess what direction it will take. Gunn has laid a foundation rich with potential. As he told Esquire Middle East, he envisions a fresh take by a new director, ensuring the continuation isn't just a mimicry of his style. The end of Vol 3 subtly sets up a new beginning, hinting at a future where the Guardians' legacy continues in new hands.
The third movie mercifully spared our beloved characters, but some, like Zoe Saldaña's Gamora and Dave Bautista's Drax, might not return. Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, however, will surely come back. The evolving team could bring back familiar faces like Rocket, Kraglin, Adam Warlock, and Groot, while Nebula's return remains uncertain.
Chukwudi Iwuji's High Evolutionary, thought to be vanquished, was actually imprisoned. This sets the stage for a potential return, adding another layer to the Guardians' saga.
Without official confirmation, a release date for "Guardians of the Galaxy 4" remains speculative. Considering the historical gaps between the previous movies and current industry challenges, a potential fourth film might not grace our screens until well into the late 2020s.