Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Disney+ confirms new MCU Timeline Order

Following its Disney+ premiere, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 position within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially confirmed.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 takes place after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and before Secret Invasion, the first Phase Five movie and TV series, respectively, according to Disney+, which confirmed this to The Direct. This maintains the order in which the three MCU films were released this year. Vol. 3’s release date was originally scheduled for May 2020, but it was postponed as a result of James Gunn’s firing and subsequent rehiring.

Many moviegoers were visibly moved when “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″ debuted in theatres back in May for understandable reasons. In addition to being the third and final chapter in the trilogy, the movie also delves into Rocket’s horrifying and heartbreaking past, when he and his fellow Halfworlders (animals that have undergone cybernetically enhanced enhancements) were tortured by The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a disturbed scientist who desires to create the ideal species to live in his own utopia.

Gamora (Zoe Saldaa) and Peter/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) are also at odds with one another. Due to his grief over Gamora’s passing in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Peter is initially distant from his friends in the film. To make matters worse, he has to deal with a different version of Gamora who, in the current timeline, never knew Peter or participated in all of their shared adventures.

Without giving too much away, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″ wraps up James Gunn’s final Marvel film with an emotional conclusion. Together with movie producer Peter Safran, Gunn now serves as co-CEO of DC Studios and is responsible for the overall creative direction of the DC Universe.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 made $842 million at the box office worldwide, surpassing the first Guardians film’s $773 million gross but falling short of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s $863 million.