Is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 set before or after Avengers 4? Director James Gunn reveals

FP Staff

June 20, 2018 14:05:41 IST

With half of all life in the universe snuffed out by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, fans remain confused about the timelines of future MCU films. After the deaths of Gamora, Star-Lord, Groot, Drax and Mantis, many conjectured that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will potentially take place before the events of Infinity War. Chris Pratt added weight to this theory when he recently indicated that the third Guardians installment "might take place in the past."

Infinity War co-director Joe Russo too said in an interview: “There’s four years between Guardians 2 and Infinity War. That’s a long time, and a lot of Guardians stories to tell.”

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers. Image via Facebook

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers. Image via Facebook

However, when a fan asked Guardians director James Gunn on Twitter, he was quick to dismiss the theory. "It will be after," he said suggesting Guardians 3 will be a sequel after all.

Does this mean we'll be looking at a new Guardians team considering Rocket and Nebula are the only surviving members after the Infinity War calamity? Or will the deaths be reversed in Avengers 4?

Regardless, this has created an interesting problem for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Russo brothers have maintained the Snappening is real and our beloved heroes might not all be returning.

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To get a clearer picture of how this timeline problem will be resolved, we have to wait until 3 May, 2019 when Avengers 4 opens in theatres.

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Updated Date: Jun 20, 2018 14:05 PM