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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an upcoming sequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It was confirmed in April 2017, by James Gunn who will return to write and direct the third film.[1] It will be released on May 5, 2023 and will be the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ninth film of Phase Four.

Cast

Development

In November 2014, Gunn stated that, in addition to having the "basic story" for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 while working on the first film, he also had ideas for a potential third film.[7] Despite this, Gunn stated in June 2015 that he was unsure if he would be involved with a third Guardians film, saying that it would depend on how he felt after making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.[8] In April 2016, Feige said on future MCU films, "it is still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond, but certainly I would say Guardians 3 is [one film that's] up there. I don't know what exactly the order will be."[9] In March 2017, Gunn stated there would be a third film "for sure. We're trying to figure it out,"[10] also adding, "There are no specific plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But we know unless something goes horribly — which is always possibly, you never know — I think that Marvel would want to make another movie."[11] He also reiterated he was still unsure if he would be involved with the film and that he was going to figure out his involvement and his next project "over the next couple of weeks."[10] The following month, Gunn announced he would return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.[1]

On July 20, 2018, Disney and Marvel severed ties with Gunn after conservative commentators began circulating old controversial tweets surrounding topics such as rape and pedophilia, and called for his firing.[12] However as of March, 15, 2019 he has been rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 once again and would resume working on the film after he completes 2021's The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films.

On June 28, 2021, Chris Pratt revealed that filming would start in the Autumn of that year and will end in April 2022.[13]

Filming began on October 19, 2021[14] and would finish around the middle of May 2022.[15]

On May 6, 2022, James Gunn announced that they officially wrapped production.[16] Dave Bautista announced he had finished filming as Drax, saying goodbye to the character.[17]

Trivia

  • According to Dave Bautista this is likely going to be the end of Drax, implying he might die.[18]
  • This is the final Guardians movie, according to James Gunn.[19]
  • The film comes out in 2023, making this the longest time between a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and its follow-up.
  • Part of the plot was nearly used for a What if..? episode.
  • The plot is very emotional. Actresses Pom Klementieff and Karen Gillan both cried when reading the script.[20]
  • The movie will be focused on the relationship of Gamora and Nebula.[21]
  • This is the second MCU film to be released on May 5, after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
  • According to James Gunn, this is the final appearances of all the Guardians.[22]
  • As the film entered production, the set was used to film Ezra Miller's cameo as Barry Allen/Flash for the first season finale of the DCEU production Peacemaker, of which Gunn also served as creator, director, and showrunner.[23]
  • James Gunn says this film will have "a different type of groundness".[24]
  • Dave Bautista teased on May 9, 2022 that Drax dies in this film.[17]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3': James Gunn Returning to Write and Direct
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director, cast, plot and more". Den of Geek (May 29, 2019).
  3. JAMES GUNN CONFIRMS AYESHA'S RETURN IN 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY'
  4. Sylvester Stallone Returning For 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
  5. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Will Poulter To Play Adam Warlock In The Next Installment Of The Marvel Franchise
  6. James Gunn on Twitter - November 8, 2021
  7. Interview: James Gunn Talks ‘Guardians 2,’ Small Vs Big Budgets And Being “Betrayed” By ‘Lost’
  8. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Has Fewer Characters, One New
  9. Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 Will Be Very Different Movies
  10. 10.0 10.1 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Teases The Guardians’ “Integral Part” In ‘Infinity War’
  11. James Gunn Explains What He Really Meant About 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3'
  12. "James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise Over Offensive Tweets". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on February 17, 2019.
  13. "Chris Pratt Reveals When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Starts Filming". The Direct (June 28, 2021).
  14. "Chris Pratt Celebrates Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Filming Start". The Direct (October 19, 2021).
  15. Fandom on Twitter - March 30, 2022
  16. James Gunn on Twitter - May 6, 2022
  17. 17.0 17.1 Dave Bautista Teases the End of Drax In Guardians of the Galaxy 3
  18. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Will 'Probably' Be the End of Dave Bautista's Drax Role
  19. Gunn Plans For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 To Be His Last Movie In Franchise
  20. "So Emotional" Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Script Left Stars in "Floods of Tears"
  21. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Will Reportedly Be Gamora & Nebula's Story
  22. "Marvel Is Done With Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy After Vol. 3, Says Director". The Direct (January 28, 2022).
  23. 'Peacemaker' Season Finale: James Gunn on Pulling Off [SPOILERS'] Shocking Cameo
  24. "Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Director Reveals Key Change From First Two Movies". The Direct (February 17, 2022).


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