James Gunn Uses Facebook Outage to “Reveal” ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Easter Egg

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Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has — much like Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni when it comes to The Mandalorian — given up very few details in regard to Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 (2023).

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The director also seemingly still has secrets regarding both previous installments in the fan-favorite Marvel Studios franchise — Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017).

Gunn has long claimed that Marvel fans have only partially uncovered an Easter egg he hid in the original 2014 movie, which had led to speculation that another hidden Easter egg could be present in his 2017 film.

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Gunn decided to have some fun during yesterday’s massive seven-hour Facebook outage, Tweeting:

I just posted the big Guardians Easter egg on Facebook for everyone to see.

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The Suicide Squad director did not, of course, actually reveal the elusive Easter egg, but the social media post was hilarious. For now, though, fans of the Marvel movies will just have to keep watching to try to figure out what the Easter egg actually is.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 will feature the full core cast from the MCU movies, including Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).

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Dave Bautista previously confirmed that this will be the end of the line for the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in the MCU:

“It’s our third film. We’re going to wrap it up. And it’s been a hell of a journey with a few bumps. So I’m looking forward to this, man. My cast and obviously the director, James Gunn, they’re like family to me. This is kind of where my journey started. It’s come full circle and I’m looking forward to wrapping it up. And it’s a bittersweet… I mean, I’ve been doing Guardians since 2013. And, you know, when this comes out, you know, it’ll be in 2023, so that’s a, you know, 10 year journey.”

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However, it is worth noting that some Guardians characters — including both Star-Lord and Nebula — have been confirmed for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) alongside Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/Mighty Thor).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 is currently slated for a May 5, 2023 theatrical release.

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