Here's When 'Guardians of Galaxy 2' Happens in the MCU Timeline

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Yondu

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Yondu

This year, the studio unveils Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which had no trouble surpassing its predecessor Guardians of the Galaxy ($94.3 million) with an opening weekend haul of $145 million.

When it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, everyone has been so preoccupied with where said threequel fits into the MCU timeline that few have stopped to ask the question: when, exactly, will James Gunn's trilogy-capper be released?

Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillian star alongside Vin Diesel as the voice of baby Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket.

The sequel's success has in part to do with its May release, as opposed to the original's August release.

To read or Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 review, hit the link above. "Summer 2017 gets us back on track".

We'll have to see how the next weekend goes, but so far, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looks like it'll leave Marvel and Disney very happy indeed.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has now pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion in combined global grosses, according to Disney.

While the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel probably won't be dethroned soon, next week does bring a challenger with Guy Ritchie's take on the Arthurian legend - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. 2019 will see the release of Captain Marvel and the now untitled fourth Avengers movie. That sets a new mark for an Indian film at the worldwide box office.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. It's wedged between "Spider-Man 3" ($151.1 million) and "Iron Man 2" ($128.1 million).

"Smurfs: The Lost Village", $1.8 million ($5.6 million international). We'll be glad to see her return, and if she's pulling the strings at least initially for Adam Warlock, she might have an even bigger role in Vol. 3.

"The Boss Baby", $17 million.