Though he's only officially attached to one more MCU movie, James Gunn has got big plans for the shared universe, and it will all stem from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, which he says will set up the next couple of decades of Marvel movies.
There has been talk of Marvel rethinking their universe format when Phase 3 comes to a close with Avengers 4, but that clearly doesn't mean that there are any plans to simply close down and repackage. The suggestion that there's another 200% on top of what we've already had in terms of longevity is really quite something.
“One of the things I’m doing with creating Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 — it will take place after the next two Avengers movies — and it will help to set up the next 10, 20 years of Marvel movies. It’s going to really expand the cosmic universe.”
So far, the Guardians movies have stayed clear of the rest of the MCU, aside from the general link through the Infinity Stones - and the obvious meeting with the Avengers in the two upcoming Phase 3-ending movies. But if they're going to form the bedrock of the cosmic universe expansion, we can expect to see much more there.
Could that mean we'll get to see a movie focusing on the Ravager group led by Syllvester Stallone? A Nova movie? Something focused on Sentry perhaps?
With 20 years to fill, we can no doubt expect a lot of things to be considered, and it's all in good hands under the stewardship of James Gunn.
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