While production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 isn’t scheduled to begin production until later this year, one of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has confirmed that she has read the script and offered her thoughts on the third film.
In an interview with Collider to promote her upcoming Netflix film Gunpowder Milkshake, Karen Gillan, who has played Nebula in both Guardians films as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, stated that she believes Vol.3 is writer/director James Gunn’s strongest work yet in the MCU.
“I read that script with Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis. We read it together and we both cried and laughed, but there was full tears. It’s incredible, I think it’s James’ strongest work yet with the Guardians and it’s just brilliant. It’s brilliant and it’s emotional and it’s funny and it’s all of those things that you want,” Gillan said.
Although the third Guardians of the Galaxy film is currently scheduled to release in 2023 as a result of the pandemic and director James Gunn’s firing by Disney, Gillan is set to reprise her role in the fourth instalment of the Thor franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, alongside Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, and Sean Gunn – which is scheduled for a May 6th 2022 release.
While plot details for Vol.3 are being kept under wraps, it is safe to assume that all of the Guardians will be returning including Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin and Rocket Raccoon, and Karen Gillan as Nebula.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set for release on May 5th 2023.