The Marvel Cinematic Universe approaches sequels differently from franchise to franchise. The Iron Man series uses numbers, while Thor and Captain America use subtitles and Ant-Man 2 will go by the name Ant-Man and The Wasp when it debuts later this year. Then there are Guardians of the Galaxy, which carved out its own niche with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it seems that it will keep that trend going into the future. In fact, in response to a recent fan suggestion that he call the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.mp3, Gunn took to social media and confirmed that he's sticking with the Vol. format for his titling. Gunn wrote:
So, it seems that James Gunn has received the suggestion of Guardians of the Galaxy.mp3 from multiple fans. On the one hand, it actually makes a certain degree of sense. Peter Quill now has access to a Zune instead of his old mixtapes from his mother, so the shift to .mp3 would mirror his own turn to digital music. However, now that James Gunn has moved the Guardians of the Galaxy movies into full-blown franchise territory, he intends to keep the titling consistent and tell the story in "volumes." Now, even with the inclusion of the Zune into Peter Quill's life, the emphasis on mixtapes will remain the same.
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Despite James Gunn's confirmation that the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie will be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we're still left wondering how these misfit heroes will even reunite when all is said and done. As those of you who have seen Avengers: Infinity War already know, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster is particularly devastating for The Guardians, with Rocket Raccoon standing as the only member of the team to survive the devastation unleashed by Thanos and his Infinity Stones. Many fans have assumed that Avengers 4 would go a long way towards bringing certain characters back and reuniting The Guardians ahead of their next adventure, but we're going to have to wait until next year to see what happens.
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CinemaBlend will make sure to bring you any, and all relevant updates about all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most highly-anticipated projects as new information related to all of them becomes available to us. For now, make sure to catch Avengers: Infinity War, which is currently in theaters and making a killing at the box office. As for the next major crossover between The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, make sure to watch out for Avengers 4 when the final Phase 3 blockbuster debuts next year on May 3, 2019!