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The Guardians of the Galaxy entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2014 as relatively unknown characters. Somehow, they became instant fan favorites. Mostly due to director/producer James Gunn’s unique approach to the Guardians of The Galaxy films, combining heart, humor, and the best of 80s music. They have since appeared in their sequel and also joined up with the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. The fan-favorite characters are next set to show up in Thor: Love and Thunder, The Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special, and the final film of the franchise Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has long been in the works, ever since Vol. 2 was released back in 2017. However, the film was put on hold in 2020 as James Gunn was fired by Disney, due to some of his past controversial tweets resurfacing. Gunn left for DC, and ended up making their two highest-rated DCEU projects The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. In 2019, Gunn’s return to direct Vol. 3 was revealed by Kevin Feige along with an announcement for a Guardians Holiday Special and a series of animated shorts for Groot in 2020, directed and produced by Gunn. The infamous director is very active on Twitter. As such, he’s revealed that this will be the last time the Guardians are together, leaving fans speculating about the future of the franchise. Will Poulter will also be joining the film as the highly anticipated Adam Warlock, while Chukwudi Iwuji will also be in the film in a mystery role. Filming began for Vol.3 in November last year. James Gunn also confirmed that they would shoot The Guardians of The Galaxy Special simultaneously, while filming Volume 3. Earlier this week Gunn hinted in a tweet that filming would wrap in a few. Filming has now been going on for around 5 months and we now have new information that the film will wrap filming very soon.
This new update comes to us from trusted scooper Atlanta Filming. Who posted on Social Media saying that the film would wrap filming during the first week of May. They also added that the last day is a stunt driving sequence. This would mean that the films first round of filming lasted 6 months. The film will most definitely be having reshoots some time later this year. This also provides the film ample time to work on VFX, giving it exactly a year for post-production and reshoots for its release on May 5, 2023.
We have not gotten many set leaks for the film. With the only one being a look at Dave Bautista’s Drax and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis. Klementieff seems to be exiting a car, though it is unclear if she is in costume or not. While, Bautista is in full costume and makeup. He is wearing a cloak which is not part of his costume but is the infamous Marvel Studios cloak used to hide new suits and characters. This looks to be the same suit but with a slightly modified belt, compared to the one seen in Avengers Infinity War.
Zoe Saldana who plays Gamora has been keeping fans updated on filming with her TikToks. Showcasing comedic videos about the struggles of being fully painted green. While writer/director/producer James Gunn has also been entertaining fans with his weekly updates on Twitter. Where a mysterious member of the production keeps on placing Rick and Morty figures on set. Many fans have wondered if this is a hint that Rick and Morty creator also the voice of Rick Sanchez Justin Roiland may make a cameo voice appearance in the film. Gunn has also described this production as being bitter-sweet, saying that this will be the last time we see the Guardians. Karen Gillan who plays Nebula has also said that the script Gunn has written made her cry when she read it. Many deaths are expected in the film and Gunn has teased various times that this is a different kind of Guardians film and will be much more emotional. The film will also see the introduction of Adam Warlock(Will Poulter), who was teased in the post credits scene for Vol.2. With a Nova series also in the works the film could also act as setup for the show. Chukwudi Iwuji is rumored to be the High Evolutionary who will be the villain of the film.
‘Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.3′ excusively in theaters May 5 2023. Before that Watch the guardians return in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ in theaters on July 8 and in ‘The Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special’ streaming exclusively on Disney+ later this year. Also check out our review for Marvel’s latest Disney+ series ‘Moon Knight‘.