Marvel Studios shared a lot of its Phase 4 plans this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, including The Eternals, a Doctor Strange sequel, a new Thor movie, and more, but the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise was nowhere to be seen.
Vol. 3 is still on the way, director James Gunn has confirmed. But it’s not coming soon. He said it’ll happen after he finishes The Suicide Squad, which he’s writing and directing for rival studio Warner Bros.
Sorry to disappoint. Guardians Vol. 3 IS happening, but I am finishing The Suicide Squad first. ❤️ https://t.co/gFodDqiDvl
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 21, 2019
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said at Comic-Con that there simply was not enough time to announce or discuss all of the MCU plans in the future. What isn’t clear, however, is if Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is part of Phase 4 or Phase 5.
Disney fired Gunn from his writer-director job for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after old tweets of his resurfaced. Disney later hired him back, though this upheaval likely led to a delay. Warner Bros. hired Gunn to write and direct The Suicide Squad during the Disney turmoil.
The Phase 4 release rollout can be seen below, including movies and Disney+ TV shows. For a full recap of the panel, check out our rundown on everything announced at the Marvel Studios panel.
- May 1, 2020 — Black Widow
- Fall 2020 — Falcon and Winter Soldier
- November 6, 2020 — The Eternals
- February 12, 2021 — Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
- Spring 2021 — WandaVision
- May 7, 2021 — Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness
- Spring 2021 — Loki
- Summer 2021 — “What If?” animated series
- Fall 2021 — Hawkeye
- November 5, 2021 — Thor: Love and Thunder