Following the intricacies of the MCU timeline can be a time consuming practice if you set aside a few minutes and buried your head in the detail. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 said to only take place a few months after the conclusion of the 2014 original, some were curious about what took place between the end of Vol. 2 and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.
That upcoming ensemble blockbuster happens to be four years after Vol. 2, leaving ample time for filmmakers to play around with that gap in the narrative. Asked online about whether Vol. 3 will be squeezed in before the 2019 release of Avengers 4, director James Gunn said that was not the case.
"No. Vol. 3 will take place AFTER Avengers 3 & 4."
Bobby Jr. Takes You On Journey of Stark Studios
Being the charismatic performer that he is, Robert Downey Jr. fronted a video for Avengers: Infinity War where he walks you through the set of the Disney and Marvel extravaganza. But for two lucky viewers, they will be able to get there in person.
"You and a friend are hanging with the one and only Robert Downey Jr. on the set of the next Avengers film," remarks the host. "No, you didn't just die and go to Iron Heaven: This is the real deal. You'll see the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to life and watch those Avengers assemble before your very eyes. Then, as if that isn't cool enough, you'll work directly with RDJ to choose one of of the nonprofits that will receive grants through Random Act Funding, his philanthropic organization that distributes kindness in the form of financial support. In other words, you're going to become a real-life superhero for a deserving charity. Choose wisely. Flights and hotel included."
Response To Black Panther's Gay Revelation: We Don't Know, Does it Matter?
In some respects, it is a bold step forward that the emergence of an openly gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is broadcast for all to see. On the other hand, the subsequent controversy on the subject illustrates that the industry still has a long way to go on the topic.
With a lesbian couple being evident in the comic book edition of Black Panther, Gunn was quizzed about whether or not the motion picture will do likewise.
"You know, somebody asked me, 'Will there be any gay characters in Marvel movies?' and what I meant was there's a lot of characters in the MCU and very few of them that we've delved into what their sexuality is," he explained. "Whether it's gay or straight or bisexual, we don't really know. Um, so I imagine that there are probably, you know, gay characters in the Marvel universe, you know, we just don't know who they are yet."