James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 Will Set Up Decades of New Marvel Movies and Characters

We already know that James Gunn is working with Kevin Feige to help usher in the next phase of Marvel movies after Avengers 4. Apparently, a big part of that next phase of films will be set up with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

During a recent Facebook Live session with the director, he revealed that Guardians Vol. 3 will set up the next ten to twenty years of Marvel films and introduce a ton of new characters in the process to play with. 

This is what Gunn had to say:

"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 ten, twenty, years of Marvel movies. It's going to really expand the cosmic universe. We're going to be setting up new characters; it will be the last movie of this version of Guardians of the Galaxy."

So is the main focus of the next phase of the MCU going to be the cosmic universe? Because that would be very interesting and very cool. Gunn previously teased that Guardians Vol. 3 be the beginning of the Marvel Cosmic Universe, but we didn't know it would set up the next ten to twenty years of movies! Here's what he said a few months ago:

"We talk about it all the time. It’s already a part of what I’m doing with Marvel and the conversations that Kevin and I have every day. When we’re talking about Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and that story, that’s a story that will lead to other stories. It’s innate to the DNA that that’s the end of a trilogy but it’s the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe. That’s a part of what I’m doing now." 

This is so awesome to hear and I'm excited to see what comes of this and how exactly Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will pave the way for the future Marvel movies and what new characters will be introduced. Some of the characters that have already been teased include Nova, Adam Warlock, and the original Guardians of the Galaxy.

What other characters from Marvel's cosmic realm would you like to see show up!?