With the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ taking place four years after the events of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘, we’ve all been wondering when the third film would take place in the MCU timeline and director James Gunn has answered that question. With Marvel’s Cinematic Universe increasingly going wonky when it comes to the timeline, it is nice to hear that we’ll know when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ takes place a few years in advance. While he has revealed that it will take place after the events of the fourth Avengers film, he didn’t say how far out in the timeline it would be.

We’re already going to be seeing a four-year jump before Thanos makes his play for the Infinity Stones, so it will be interesting to see how far after the movie will be and if we’ll hear about events that we don’t get to see on screen.

Here was Gunn confirming the news on Twitter:

As the Guardians will be “supporting” characters to the Avengers, we’ll already have missed four years of them working together as a team, so it will be interesting to see how they’re interacting in the movie. Particularly since Drax now wants Thanos dead after the events of the first film and how Gamora and Nebula’s connection to Thanos could fracture the team.

Do you think we’ll have as long of a time jump after the fourth Avengers film before ‘Guardians fo the Galaxy Vol. 3’ takes place? Will the entire team survive the next two films? Share your thoughts below True Believers!

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ starring Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Glenn Close takes off on May 5, 2017.

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