Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will premiere in China

While this was most likely going to be the case, it's nice to get official confirmation that James Gunn's MCU swan song will also be in China.

Disney's earlier global box office "domination" was due mostly to two things: the success of Avatar: The Way of Water and China opening its doors to Disney films.

It will be sad to see the OG Guardians of the Galaxy crew go but we're curious to find out who'll be replacing them in the MCU.

But, while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were confirmed for Chinese theatrical releases, fans still worried that the rest of MCU's slate wouldn't get the same opportunity. Thankfully, audiences in China who are looking forward to watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5 can breathe a sigh of relief.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is officially confirmed to premiere in China at the same time as the rest of the world.

This doesn't guarantee that James Gunn's final MCU film will do well financially, though. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a good example of this.

The Paul Rudd-led threequel experienced the MCU's worst second-week slide yet. The film is now on track to make less money than Ant-Man and the Wasp at the global box office. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever failed to make an impact in the Chinese mainland as well but you can argue that it's because it premiered late in China.

Most MCU threequels do the best in the series but after Ant-Man 3, we're not quite sure anymore.

The best-case scenario is for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to post a series high billion-dollar box office outing fueled by the hype surrounding the exits of the main cast, including Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana.

However, it wouldn't surprise us if Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn't blow up in China as well.

We'll just have to wait to find out how well James Gunn's final MCU film will do globally. For now, comic book movie fans can look forward to Shazam! Fury of the Gods hitting theaters on March 17, including in China.

Ray Ampoloquio
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