Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be a “masterpiece”
The guardians of the galaxy The franchise has been an enigma in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first non-Avengers IP introduced in the MCU is nearing its third installment and many believe this is the last round for the current Guardians group. Director James Gunn has created a new brand of superhero movies with his vibrant combination of humor, emotion and music.
It seems Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may be on track to be the biggest yet.
The guards have traditionally been independent of the MCU’s biggest story outside of the ending events of Infinity Saga’s Avengers: Infinity War and End of the game. However, the Guardians make an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder just around the corner, and a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on my way. So, with the third chapter of the trilogy coming in May 2023, Gunn seems to be gearing up for his final turn with Marvel Studios.
The cast members of the original Guardians roster seem to carry the same sense of purpose in Volume 3. While curtsying in this era of the cosmic cabinet is essential, it is equally important to meet the expectations of franchise. Many Marvel fans consider Guardians their frankness of comfort with the humor and the heart which go with it. Not to mention the stunning visuals, Hall of Fame-level soundtracks, and impact on the cosmic branch of the MCU.
The first word from the people closest to the project is that Volume 3 is ready to meet expectations.
James Gunn’s masterpiece for Guardians 3
In a recent interview for his new series, The list of terminals, Guardians Leading man Chris Pratt told Digital Spy that James Gunn told him Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the “best job [they] never done :”
“It’s fantastic. James Gunn just sat through a tough assembly the other day. I called him yesterday. We did facetimer, and he’s very, very proud of the job everyone has done. He said it was the best job we’ve ever done. He feels very, very confident. The script was amazing,”
Pratt continues to talk about the importance of having James Gunn behind the camera every step of the way with this Guardians trilogy. To say that consistency and guidance resulted in a “masterpiece:”
“And I can say with confidence that he did a real masterpiece, and I just can’t wait for people to see it. It’s James Gunn. He did all three movies, which is really rare and truly special in the world of big box-desktop trilogies,”
Gunn will join Jon Watts as the only two directors to direct all three films in a trilogy in the MCU.
The overall vibe of this film is a swansong for James Gunn and this iteration of the Guardians. The future of IP is uncertain, but it looks like if Gunn, Pratt and others are coming out with this one, they’re going out with a bang.
So we’re saving the galaxy again?
July 2012 was a special time for Marvel Studios. Fresh off of the underdog hit of The Avengers, they proved they could take non-X-Men and non-Spider-Man IPs and not only succeed but change the landscape of the genre. Then, at San Diego Comic-Con, Feige and his team announced that the guardians of the galaxy would be the next Marvel Comics title to grace the big screen.
The majority of fans responded with a word that eventually became a franchise slogan… “Who?”
At the time, the Guardians of the Galaxy were D-level Marvel heroes at best. Many thought this was a sign that Marvel Studios was getting too cocky with its lead over its competitors. They had a huge success avengers franchisee accompanied by Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor franchises, all due for sequels within the next two years before a avengers after. They could have brought more Earthbound heroes like The ant Man, road the success of their current roster, and probably call it a day.
But just like they did with Phase 1 of the MCU, they took a risk. They gave an unknown IP address to a director best known for his cult underground projects and said, “Go do something awesome.” And he did.
The guardians of the galaxy have made a name for themselves within and beyond the MCU. Many points about the impact of these two films on music and the resurgence of 70s and 80s pop music. For example, the soundtrack of Volume 1 and 2 are in the top 50 best-selling albums of the last decade, with Volume 1 being number 4 on the list. And some people, including the person writing this article, have walked down the aisle to “Come and Get Your Love” at their weddings.
But beyond the pop culture phenomenon the first two films have become, they’re also widely considered top-tier Marvel Studios products. In today’s MCU, with new shows and movies releasing at a hitherto unsuspected rate, expectations are at an all-time high.
Cast support is nothing new for James Gunn. After experiencing this in her DCEU debut in 2021 The Suicide Squad, he’s also no stranger to loft expectations. And he even got to prove he could capitalize on the moment with the follow-up series. Peacemaker. If nothing else, Gunn has shown he can give one of the MCU’s most enigmatic franchises, a true send off.
Guardians Vol. 1 was a pioneer who changed the way popcorn movies were made. Guardians Vol. 2 show that Flight. 1 was no fluke, and there are more stories to tell. Now all eyes are pointing to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3to live up to the expectations of a six-year gap waiting for the next big soundtrack, the next scenes that make everyone cry, and the final chapter of James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy.