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People were pretty upset when they found out that Game of Thrones wasn't going to arrive on our screens until at least 18 to 24 months after season seven finished.
Well, if you thought that was bad, let's just say don't hold your breath for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Director and screenwriter James Gunn has politely replied to a fan on Twitter who wanted to know if and when we could expect a third instalment to the Marvel movie franchise.
According to him, that film won't be ready until 2020.
While it's awesome that fans will get more Starlord action, it's a difficult pill to swallow that it's a full two years away.
Still, people were pretty excited at the news that they could finally start their countdown timers.
but I need it now
- cella, a gay gangster (@alohacella) January 14, 2018
But it's not as if the movie executives are sitting in their Hollywood ivory towers deliberating taking ages to make the film and laughing evilly at our misery.
When you look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, there are six, yes six, movies that will premiere before Guardians of the Galaxy. That includes two Avengers movies, sequels for Ant-Man and Spider-Man and debuts for Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his merry gang of misfits might pop up in any of those films so it's understandable that they have to wait until 2020 for another full movie.
According to Comic Book, Marvel Studios has been looking at 1 May, 7 August and 1 November as potential dates for the new Guardians of the Galaxy.
The last we saw of Starlord, he was fighting his omnipotent dad with his newfound god-like powers (thankfully Quill Jnr won). Gamora's sister Nebula promised to kill Thanos herself, while the golden Ayesha creates a new artificial lifeform to help her wipe out the Guardians.
So there's plenty of material to go off for the third chapter in the franchise.
James Gunn wrote last year that GotG Vol 3 will help set up the next generation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Writing on Facebook, he said: "It will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond,"
"I will be working side-by-side with [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige and the gang to help design where these stories go, and make sure the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe is as special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far."
Featured Image Credit: Marvel/Walt Disney
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