Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: what the future holds

Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: what the future holds

Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

We know that in Taika Waititi's film, Thor: Love and Thunder, currently in Italian cinemas, the Guardians of the Galaxy are present because in Avengers: Endgame the God of Thunder had left planet Earth along with the cosmic heroes aboard their spaceship, with much of a comic curtain with Star-Lord on who was the actual commander of it. But now many are wondering if from the short scenes of Thor 4 with the heroes of the cosmos it is already possible to guess something new about James Gunn's next film: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.

The Guardians of the Galaxy in the poster of the second movie

The link between Thor 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Now let's try to understand how Thor: Love and Thunder could have laid the foundations for the third chapter starring our superheroes, bearing in mind that Chris Hemsworth will not appear in the Marvel film due out in 2023, after the James Gunn Christmas special. To reveal the absence of the actor via the official Twitter profile was the director himself, who said: "Thank you for the affection, but Thor would never have appeared in Vol. 3". | ); }
I appreciate the love but Thor was never going to be in Vol 3.

- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 13, 2022

Returning to the Guardians of the Galaxy and their future after Thor: Love and Thunder, we remember that the heroes had a small but significant role in this last film. Going into detail, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) convinces Thor to follow the path he had taken in Thor: Ragnarok. We don't have great news on the plot of the third volume, but in Taika Waititi's film we can recover some clues. In the dialogues, for example, there is a lot to work on.

According to, judging by Star-Lord's pep talk to the God of Thunder, the group might start looking inward, trying to understand who I am as a team and as individuals. Recall that some actors linked to the franchise have revealed, among other things, that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the most heartbreaking film dedicated to them, which could mean that this introspective journey will lead to disastrous consequences for the characters, especially for Rocket Raccon, given rumors that the latter's origins may be changed slightly at the hands of the High Evolutionary.

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How Thor: Love and Thunder Sets Up Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

By the time the Guardians of the Galaxy return to theaters in their own movie, six years will have passed since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 first hit theaters. Luckily for fans of the cosmic heroes, they've appeared in the last two Avengers flicks and most recently, had an extended cameo role in Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. While their role is the picture isn't huge, it does set them on their way for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Stuck with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Love and Thunder shows the group helping various aliens across the universe. They're ultimately in the flick for just a few scenes, but the group—more specifically, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)—convinces Thor to go on the path he does throughout the Thor sequel.

While there's no exact indication as to where the Guardians franchise is heading after Love and Thunder, some of the dialogue could tease where the group's headspace is heading in their own threequel.

Judging by Star-Lord's pep talk to the eponymous Asgardian, it stands to reason the group's may go under some introspection as they search out who they are not only as a team, but as individual heroes. Giving that many of the franchise's actors has said Vol. 3 will be the most heartbreaking film in the franchise yet, this self-reflection might result in some disastrous consequences for those that find themselves on the roster—especially Rocket Raccon, given substantial rumors the character's backstory will be examined after his creation at the hand of the High Evolutionary.

Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, returns to direct Thor: Love and Thunder. He also co-wrote the film's screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and Vin Diesel.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set for release on May 5, 2023.

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