During a Facebook Live Q&A, director James Gunn was pretty open about what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and holy shit, did he drop some serious truth about just how crucial this film will be to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
10 years and beyond... Dude! It looks like the void left by Joss Whedon isn't all that hard to fill, between the likes of James Gunn and The Russo Brothers. Especially, with head honcho Kevin Feige still watching over everything like he was Uatu. Well, if you think that Guardians 3 setting up the characters who will guide the MCU for the next decade or so was exciting, then you better sit down for this next part. The current roster of Guardians that we all love will be different following Volume 3, so as old members leave and new ones join the team and one hero who has been noticeably absent in the cosmic MCU is Richard Ryder aka Nova.
Nova not yet being included in the films of the cosmic MCU has been a point of contention for most fans of the character; especially, considering how involved the Nova corps is with the Guardians. Well, not one to ignore his fans, Gunn specifically spoke about Bucket Head and he offers a glimmer of hope that we'll see Nova on the team one day.
So, it would seem that between Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be laying the groundwork for MCU going forward for the next decade or two. Holy shit, man. That's a lot of movies, not that I'm complaining, but damn. Here's hoping the MCU is still going in 2027 or 2037 and we get to see it all for ourselves. I'm hoping we can watch them in VR and actually be able to become our favorite heroes in their films. Oh, the future. Please be rad.