Some plot spoilers for Avengers: Endgame can be found in this article. But please note we are three weeks in, if you are a fan, go see the movie already!
Of the myriad characters present in Avengers: Endgame, actress Karen Gillan had some of the most major moments, as well as some of the most screen time (41 minutes, according to one count). She also wrapped Avengers: Endgame with one version of her character Nebula alive and kicking and she’s already looking forward to the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In fact, when she was recently asked about her feelings regarding the future of the Guardians and whether or not that future includes Thor, she answered in the resounding affirmative, noting,
Yes. I think that would be hilarious to see Thor and Star-Lord in some sort of captain rivalry. I think Drunk Thor would fit in more, though.
Personally, I’m more into referring to the new and definitely underwhelming Thor as “Fat Thor” rather than “Drunk Thor,” but to each his or her own.
The good news is that Karen Gillan seems all on board with having Thor join the Guardians in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (or some unnamed future venture).
As to whether or not Thor is actually a Guardian now, when last we left off he had hitched a ride on Peter Quill's ship, ending Avengers: Endgame with some funny quips that definitely poked holes into Star-Lord’s ego. Whether or not Thor will be a Guardian moving forward was certainly one of the biggest questions left at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Unfortunately for now, even the writers are passing the buck on the Thor question.
As for Karen Gillan, in general, she seems excited about the way Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is panning out. While Thor’s future is still unclear, the upcoming three-quel has signed on James Gunn again, appeasing the likes of Dave Bautista and many fans. It's a move that made Gillan happy, too, as she also told the LA Times:
I was so happy because it truly feels like we’re part of this little family on Guardians. And to have your leader ripped away from you is a really weird feeling. I feel that it wouldn’t be the same type of Guardians movie without him. So much of it is his personality. The sense of humor, his taste in music, the characters — there’s so much of him in there, so that would have been quite a strange sensation to make it without him. We were just so happy when he came back. It feels like everything’s as it should be now.
As for the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Marvel recently announced a slew of upcoming release dates, but didn’t actually tie any specific titles to them. We’re expecting to learn more later this year, specifically this summer, according to Bob Iger. For now, rumor has it the third movie following the Guardians is expected to go into production in 2020.