Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 director James Gunn hints at longer length of upcoming MCU release

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27 Mar 2023, 14:13

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 logo, the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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James Gunn, the director of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.3, has addressed fans about the length of the upcoming release. 

The final film in the Guardians trilogy is due to hit screens in May 2023 and here’s what you need to know about Gunn’s comments.

With the internet swirling with more and more rumours about the potential 2 hour 29-minute length of the film (which would put it at the longest one yet in the series), Gunn responded to a fan over Twitter when queried if the rumours were true.

“It's around that long," he added. "Although, that's not yet exact. And, I promise, not a second is wasted. There's no fat. It was necessary to experience the full arc for every major Guardians character, not only for this film, but for the trilogy (or, I should say, trilogy plus)."

Unfortunately for Gunn, this tweet only led to more questions from fans which led to him having to clarify his comments even further.

With him noting that the ‘Trilogy Plus', in his eyes, he was referring to the three feature films, plus the beloved Guardians of Galaxy Holiday special and their two appearances in the major Avengers films, Infinity War and Endgame.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is the next film up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Saga and is described as the following: "Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own. If the mission is not completely successful, it could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens in cinemas on 5th May 2023.