For Marvel fans seeking every scrap of MCU history, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says the latest Disney Ride connectivity isn’t part of the MCU canon. On Twitter, Gunn wrote that the ride was “in its own universe,” meaning Marvel fans shouldn’t take the story and the Easter eggs inside the ride too seriously.
It’s in its own universe
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 20, 2021
Before you laugh, the canonical status of Star Wars rides from Galaxy’s Edge has been debated for years. Corresponding Star Wars fandom, the business, characters, and ships of Star Tours are canon, while the stories that take place on the voyage itself are not canons. The events that take place around Galaxy’s Edge are also should be canoneven if the characters repeat them day after day so that all guests can experience it. MCU fans shouldn’t be surprised now that Gunn’s tweet can erase any questions about the new ride’s place in the canon.
The new Guardians ride includes the MCU Guardians actors and hits Disney World in Florida next summer. It includes the very first Disneyland reverse roller coaster launch and Disney says It’s one of the longest closed roller coasters in the world.
Disneyland already has its own Guardians of the Galaxy ride called Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout. When the ride opened in 2017, we said, “The vast majority who ride on it will leave with a big smile on their faces.”
The Guardians will be busy for the next few years. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special premieres next Christmas season on Disney +, and Gunn has said the post-Thor: Love and Thunder special, which will also feature Chris Pratt, will take place within the MCU.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout Opening Event
Then, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Last month, Chris Pratt was on the set of the film as the cast and crew prepared for filming. The Guardians could calm down after these two projects, since Vol. 3 could be the last Guardians film with the current team. We don’t know much about the movie, but it recently cast Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
For more information, see Marvel’s original plan to introduce the Guardians of the Galaxy in four short films.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.