The upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, GOTG Vol 3, is officially the franchise’s longest entry in terms of the movie’s total run time. IMDb clocks in the first movie with 2 hours and 1 minute, while the second movie lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes. Meanwhile, the third movie displays 2 hours and 30 minutes.
While the first and second movies centred on Star-Lord Peter Quill, portrayed by Chris Pratt, and his journey to finding his identity, the third movie adds the rest of the team to its focus. Just by the official trailer alone, it is evident that the third movie will deliver the whole team’s story and not just Quill’s struggles. In fact, a good portion of the trailer showed more of Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper.
There is also the developing love triangle between Quill, Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana and her sister Nebula portrayed by Karen Gillan. Though the trailer showed that this upcoming Gamora has no feelings whatsoever towards Quill since she isn’t the same Gamora that was sacrificed in Avengers: Endgame, there is nothing that would indicate she won’t totally develop any feelings as well.
GOTG Vol 3 Has the Longest run time for the Franchise
Comicbook even writes that the run time is 2 hours and 29 minutes instead of 30. However, a minute of difference might just be covering the end credits. Early screenings were also reported to be gaining a very positive reception among the audiences. Thus, many believe that the third instalment, and officially this team’s last movie, will be among the best from the MCU ever since Phase 4.
GOTG Vol 3 is also expected to be writer-director James Gunn’s last project with Marvel Studios while he is still officially a co-CEO of DC Studios. Upon his appointment last year, Gunn did disclose that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was the first person he contacted. The two have maintained a purely professional and amicable relationship.
Feige even stated that he would be the first in line to watch any project Gunn makes under DC Studios after his projects with Marvel. Given those, there is no rivalry between the two.
While Marvel Cinematic Universe has just launched its Phase 5 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, DC Studios has just declared a 10-title initial list to its new DC slate. Gunn, for the time being, is the Co-CEO of DC and is closing his Marvel movies and ideas in favour of the newest Superman movie he is also directing.
However, this does not, of course, mean that the GOTG Vol 3 story will be anything less or lacking compared to the previous two instalments of the franchise. GOTG Vol 3 will be living up to the expectations of fans, and immediately, for those who were lucky to have seen it, we hear nothing but positive notes. By its soundtrack alone, the writer-director shared:
I worked twice as hard on this soundtrack as I did on both the first two soundtracks combined. Once I started doing the first Guardians movie, I felt drawn to it. I felt called to it, if that makes any sense.
So, I feel very good [about Vol. 3] because I feel like I did everything that I possibly could to make this trilogy as good as it can possibly be. And I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I had all these people around me making it. It’s the biggest blessing of my life.
The Long Run Time Of GOTG Vol 3 Likely Covers Many Closures
Since GOTG Vol 3 will be the last for this Guardians team, a lot of each member’s story will find a fitting end. Already we are prepared to see Rocket’s full story, but what happens to the rest of the crew? Everything will likely be answered in this upcoming movie.
Marvel describes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 as:
Our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
Dave Bautista is back as Drax, with Vin Diesel still providing Groot’s voice. Joining the Guardians in the movie are stars Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Pom Klementieff, and Maria Bakalova.
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