The Guardians of the Galaxy entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2014 as relatively unknown characters. Somehow, they became instant fan favorites. Mostly due to director/producer James Gunn’s unique approach to the Guardians of The Galaxy films, combining heart, humor, and the best of 80s music. They have since appeared in their sequel and also joined up with the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. The fan-favorite characters are next set to show up in Thor: Love and Thunder, The Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special, and the final film of the franchise Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has long been in the works, ever since Vol. 2 was released back in 2017. However, the film was put on hold in 2020 as James Gunn was fired by Disney, due to some of his past controversial tweets resurfacing. Gunn left for DC, and ended up making their two highest-rated DCEU projects The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. In 2019, Gunn’s return to direct Vol. 3 was revealed by Kevin Feige along with an announcement for a Guardians Holiday Special and a series of animated shorts for Groot in 2020, directed and produced by Gunn. The infamous director is very active on Twitter. As such, he’s revealed that this will be the last time the Guardians are together, leaving fans speculating about the future of the franchise.
Ravagers Spin-Off Disney+ Series In The Works?
James Gunn has now hinted at a future for The Ravagers, introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 while responding to a fan’s question. @SnapzEnt on Twitter asked Gunn about the possibility of the characters possibly making their return in a Disney+ series, to which Gunn responded by saying “You never know”.
Sylvester Stallone who plays Stakar Ogord, known as Starhawk in the comics, has already confirmed his return for Vol. 3 so the inclusion of his other Ravager mates is more than likely. Which could be used to set up a future Disney Plus series or film starring the team, especially with the great comic book history surrounding the characters.
Gunn’s response is by no means a confirmation, acting as just a hint to the possibility. The last we saw of The Ravagers was at the end of Vol. 2 as they reunited due to Yondu’s death. Stallone has even given us a look at his new look for Vol. 3 in a now-deleted Instagram post, which suggests that the character will have at least some significance in the film and his new suit may be the uniform for the newly reformed Ravagers who in the MCU consist of Stakar Ogord, Yondu Udonta, Aleta Ogord, Charlie-27, Martinex, Mainframe, and Krugarr.
There reformation at the end of Vol. 2 and this new outfit for Stakaar in Vol. 3, combined with James Gunn’s hints of the characters’ appearing in a Disney+ series it seems that we could be getting a standalone project for the Ravagers on Disney+, produced by James Gunn, especially with his recent success producing DC’s Peacemaker. If this is to happen, Vol. 3 will most certainly be used to set up this spin-off series and provides a great way for fans to stay in the Guardians’ side of the universe in the absence of more films in the franchise.
What did you think of this news? Could we be getting a Disney+ series for The Ravagers? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter, and don’t miss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 when it premieres exclusively in theaters on May 5, 2023.