‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fans who were hoping for an appearance from Mark Hamill in the upcoming third film may be a little disappointed. ‘Guardians’ director James Gunn and Hamill recently met up to hang out as casual super-famous neighbors, and many fans theorized that this meeting was used to discuss Hamill’s eventual appearance in the franchise.
Well, chalk this one up to another internet rumor because Gunn himself has taken to Instagram to set the record straight. During a fan Q&A, Gunn admitted that he and Hamill have never spoken about a role in ‘Guardians.’
For his side of things, Hamill seems more than happy to keep his spot in the galaxy far, far away. In a recent interview, Hamill said:
“Marilou and I had him down for a barbeque and we didn’t talk about the movie. We talked about living in Malibu and our relatives and pets. It never really came up. But that’s the way it should be. I didn’t want to strong arm him, in any way. So, I like the movies, they’re fun, but I’m happy to be in the audience. There’s a lot less pressure. That’s why I liked ‘Solo’ and ‘Rogue One’ so much. There was 100 percent less Hamill so I didn’t have any sort of anxiety. I could just be in the audience, it was great.”
While ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ has not set an official release date yet, Marvel has a full slate to keep fans entertained. Upcoming projects include ‘Black Widow’ on May 1, 2020, ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ in Fall 2020, ‘The Eternals’ on November 6, 2020, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ on February 12, 2021, ‘WandaVision’ in Spring 2021, ‘Loki’ in Spring 2021, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ on May 7, 2021, ‘Spider-Man 3’ on July 16, 2021, ‘What If…?’ in Summer 2021, ‘Hawkeye’ in Fall 2021, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ on November 5, 2021, and ‘Black Panther ‘2 on May 6, 2022.