Marvel's Thor 4: James Gunn Reveals He's Helping With Guardians of the Galaxy Heroes

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Thor: Love And Thunder is going to be quite a massive film, and calling the film one of the most anticipated upcoming MCU projects would be a reckless understatement.

The fourth Thor outing is set to release in February 2022, and it just started filming in Australia . It marks the return of Taika Waititi in the director's chair, and is the first time an MCU mainstay will be getting their fourth solo film.

One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming project is that Chris Hemsworth's Thor will be joined by some familiar faces. The Asgardian god will be accompanied by none other than the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves in his new adventure, with Star-Lord , Drax , Rocket , and Nebula all confirmed to be a part of the film.

Nowhere to be seen, however, is the Guardians director James Gunn. He's usually around to lend a hand with the characters that he brought into the MCU spotlight, but there's been no word if he's involved at all with Thor 4 .

Thanks to one of Gunn's typical Twitter outings, though, it's been revealed that the Guardians director may be more involved in the next Thor film than anyone initially thought.


James Gunn was asked on Twitter if he's been involved with the Guardians' side of production for the Chris Hemsworth-led Thor: Love and Thunder , to which he admitted that he has been doing some consulting with director Taika Waititi.

"[The characters] are in great hands with Taika Waititi."


The news that James Gunn is in fact helping out with the Guardians in Thor: Love and Thunder isn't all that surprising. After all, the Guardians of the Galaxy director has been involved with all of their prior MCU appearances in one way or another.

Nevertheless, it's great to see that Marvel is keeping up the trend. Having Gunn involved in Waititi's film ensures consistency in the cosmic team's on-screen portrayal, while also helping inform Gunn's next outing with them in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 .

The Guardians were leaving Earth with Thor the last time fans saw them. Given the Guardians' development in the last two Avengers films, one can only assume that Hemsworth's Thor has grown close with our rag-tag group of outlaws. It's going to be a blast watching them tackle what is sure to become a world-ending threat in the form of Gorr The God Butcher .  Fingers crossed that the Guardians play a significant role in the film, and aren't just there for a few extra side scenes.

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Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.