Marvel Will Reportedly Replace the Guardians of the Galaxy With These Characters After ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3’

Guardians of the Galaxy is easily Marvel’s best franchise, to the point where every other movie they’ve released lately has felt more and more like it was copying what Guardians did, especially when you have films like Thor: Ragnarok which are a huge departure from films that came before them, with a new tone and supporting cast.

Guardians of the Galaxy is also about to end with its third film wrapping up the story James Gunn wanted to tell with the characters, but Marvel has no plans of slowing down their cinematic universe anytime soon.

I just assumed that Marvel would replace the Guardians, along with characters like Captain America and Iron Man with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, their real blockbuster characters. Is anyone really going to care about Star-Lord when Wolverine is around? But We Got This Covered reports that they have a source telling them Marvel is moving ahead with more Guardians of the Galaxy, and to do so they’ll be bringing in a whole new cast playing new characters.

The new Guardians will reportedly be Adam Warlock, Beta Ray Bill, Bug, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell. Mostly the Guardians from the post-Annihilation team that James Gunn didn’t use in his films.

Now, this isn’t part of the report but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rocket and Groot stuck around during the transition, they were sort of like mascot characters for the book and eventually got their own title when the Guardians were replaced by the Annihilators, the team the only non-Guardian, Beta Ray Bill, was on.

Take special note of Phyla-Vell at the end of that list. This is Marvel’s big chance for a second bite at the Captain Marvel apple, Phyla-Vell was Captain Marvel before Carol Danvers and was a much better character. They should cast Kristen Stewart in the role so they can have the Captain Marvel the cosmic films are going to need when they bring in the Shi’ar and cross over with the X-Men.

Of course, there’s no word on who will actually play these characters yet or if it’s even finalized yet. But I think this is our best chance to see Stewart in the MCU.

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