MCU News Thor Prepares forWar Gunn Shoots Down Reboot Rumors and More

first_img Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Not true. The Guardians, at least, will continue on.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 18, 2017Kevin Feige has stated in the past that many of the MCU’s main characters won’t survive the next two Avengers movies. Or at the very least, they’re stories will end. So even if the Guardians of the Galaxy are still kicking around after Infinity War and its untitled sequel, the rest of the MCU will look very different. Still, it’s nice to know that the continuity will be kept up. The MCU may center on different characters, but it will be a continuation of the overarching story. Everything in Phases One through Three will still have happened, and will still affect the world.Plans aren’t set in stone for what the MCU will look like after Avengers 4 yet. With six movies still to come before Phase Three closes out, Marvel Studios is focusing on them for now. Mapping out what stories come next will happen once those six films are fully completed. Looking at Gunn’s tweet, it’s entirely possible the Guardians of the Galaxy could continue on indefinitely. The group has had a few roster changes over the years in the comics, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see characters swapped out for new ones when their stories are finished. We’ll just have to see what happens in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will probably be the first movie to come out after Avengers 4. Walton Goggins speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International (Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons)Of course, with so many actors leaving the MCU in the future, it’s only natural that they’ll keep adding more. The latest actor to join Marvel’s massive series is Justified’s, Walton Goggins. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goggins’s entry point to the MCU will be Ant-Man and The Wasp. He’ll join returning stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily in the sequel.Frustratingly, there’s no word on who Goggins will play. We don’t know if he’s a villain, a friend to Hank Pym, or someone who’s neither. All we do know is that anyone cast in a Marvel movie can affect the entire universe. It’s entirely possible (though unknown) that we’ll see Goggins in more than the Ant-Man sequel. Given the secrecy regarding his character, his role will probably be of some importance. In any case, Goggins is a great actor, and he’s definitely up to whatever task Marvel Studios has in mind for him.We’ll almost certainly find out exactly what Goggins’s role is in the lead up to Ant-Man and The Wasp’s release on July 6, 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img We’re drawing ever closer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest event yet. Even so, there are still a few stops along the way before we get there. Thankfully, those stops include Black Panther and before that, Thor: Ragnarok. We’ve been excited about Thor’s third movie since its trailer came out. It showcased a tone and sense of fun, unlike anything that came before. Even better, it promised a gigantic battle between the God of Thunder and Hulk. (The know each other. From work.) Since the movie spends a significant amount of time getting the two characters together, you’d imagine it’s doing a lot to set up for Avengers: Infinity War. Kevin Feige confirmed exactly that, according to Movie Pilot. With Thor: Ragnarok sending both Thor and The Hulk further into space than ever before, the movie is definitely preparing the MCU for Infinity War. Says Feige, “Things change drastically in ‘Ragnarok’ and then build directly into Infinity War.”So what does that mean? A teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War screened at D23 might have some answers. Unfortunately, the trailer isn’t yet available to the public, but there are a few details from it floating around. Given that this movie takes place after Thor: Ragnarok, the details that follow may spoil part of the upcoming movie for you. There’s your warning.The trailer reportedly opens with the Guardians of the Galaxy finding Thor drifting through space after whatever transpires at the end of Ragnarok. That would imply that Thor doesn’t end up saving Asgard from Hela, and ends up lost in deep space. That makes sense considering “Ragnarok” is the Norse name for the end of the world. The trailer also shows Loki walking away from Thor and handing the tesseract to Thanos. Has he been working for Thanos this whole time?Of course, it’s also possible that Hela won’t destroy Asgard in Ragnarok, but the teaser reportedly makes it clear that something bad happens to it. Whether Hela or Thanos is responsible for its destruction is yet to be determined. We’ll just have to wait for Thor: Ragnarok‘s November 3 release to find out.(Via Marvel Studios)With all this end-of-the-world talk surrounding Infinity War (and the fact that many MCU actors’ contracts will expire), it’s easy to start thinking of the post-Avengers 4 era as a reboot for the MCU. Fans have been talking up that rumor enough that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn felt the need to respond to it. His answer: It’s not true. At least not for all MCU characters.last_img