Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege has confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen, but everything else is still up in the air.
At the Golden Globes, where Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to be nominated for Best Picture, Fiege discussed Avengers: Endgame, discussions with Vice director Adam McKay about the long-rumored Silver Surfer movie and the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
“Guardians will happen -- when, where, or how... [that’s] for another time,” Feige told MTV.
The fate of the third movie in the trilogy remains unchanged, even though the film was put on indefinite hiatus when writer-director James Gunn was dismissed by Disney after controversial comments. Despite criticism from fans and Guardians stars like Dave Bautista, Disney has remained unchanged on their decision and the project was put on hold. Gunn's brother Sean Gunn, who plays the Ravager Kraglin and performs the motion capture for Rocket Racoon, said Disney still plans to use the script Gunn wrote but that there was no word on when the film would begin production.
Since his dismissal, James Gunn has been hired by DC Entertainment, where he will work on the sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad. He is currently producing the superhero horror film Brightburn, which premieres May 24.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, does not have a director yet, though rumors claim those such as Bumblebee director Travis Knight have been approached. Although the status of the film remains in limbo, members of the Guardians are confirmed to appear in Avengers: Endgame, which is scheduled to released April 26.