Introduction to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
A third Guardians of the Galaxy film was planned by Marvel Studios in April 2016, with James Gunn returning to write and direct a year later. Disney fired him in July 2018 after the resurfacing of controversial tweets, but reversed course that October and reinstated Gunn as director. Gunn’s return was revealed in early 2019 along with the five main stars’ involvement, with production beginning after Gunn completes his film The Suicide Squad (2021) and its spin-off series Peacemaker (2022).
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed the film was in development at the July 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Filming is scheduled to begin in late 2021 in London.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022). The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax. Van Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, as Sean Gunn as Kraglin.
GOTG3 is directed by James Gunn with a script penned by himself, Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is produced by Victoria Alonso (Avengers: Endgame), Louis D’Esposito (Iron Man), and Kevi Feige (Black Panther).
Preproduction began on March 15, 2019 with filming commencing on October 22, 2021. After a lengthy COVID delay, filming resumed on February 12, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
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Kevin Feige releases more details about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 at the San Diego Comic-Con – including the new logo! July 24, 2022.
At today’s San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios announced that Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release in theaters on May 5, 2023 with a new logo. With director James Gunn taking the lead, cast members Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, and Maria Bakalova (who is playing Cosmo the dog) took part in an engaging discussion. Chukwudi Iwuji arrived on stage in costume, revealing to excited fans that he’ll be portraying High Evolutionary in the film. Director James Gunn noted that this is the end of this arc for the Guardians crew.
“I think it’s really been about telling one story between the three films with a couple of sideways adventures. But I think it really is about the one story. This is the final arc that we began at the very beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, with Peter Quill, with Rocket, seeing where Nebula goes, and even Kraglin, who started out as saying one or two lines in the first movie and is now a main Guardian of the Galaxy.”
Gunn explained the film will explore Rocket in his early days.
“When I first started doing Guardians of the Galaxy, I was like, I don’t know, it sounds a little goofy. I thought it was going to be Bugs Bunny joins the Avengers. But then I thought if there is a talking raccoon, how is he real? Where does he come from? I realized he was the saddest creature in the universe, and that’s what this story is about, to a great extent.”
James Gunn says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be in the can in about a week. April 30, 2022
Filmmaker James Gunn revealed on Twitter earlier today, he wrapped production on Disney+’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which will premiere around Christmas. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will officially be in the can in about a week’s time.
James Gunn says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the last for the team’s current lineup. January 28, 2022
James Gunn confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the last time we see the current team’s lineup. Talking to Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast, Gunn said he’s working on giving fans closure, as the intergalactic superhero team meets their final adventure. In a somewhat cryptic manner, he explained:
“This is the end for us. This is the last time people will see this team of Guardians… I just want to be true to the characters, and I want to be true to the story and I want to give people the wrap-up that they deserve for the story. So that is always a little bit scary; I’m doing my best.”
Zoe Saldana gives us another look at her Gamora makeup. January 22, 2022
Fan-favorite Zoe Saldana has certainly kept us up-to-date on her role as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Today she gave us an even better look at Gamora’s makeup and a reminder that all that makeup requires a 3:30 AM call time!
James Gunn says fans of Guardians of the Galaxy should expect something different. January 11, 2022
According to director James Gunn, fans should expect something different in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 film. When asked about working with British-Nigerian actor Chukwudi Iwuji, he said:
“It’s going great. Chukwudi, who plays Murn in Peacemaker, is one of the main characters in the movie and people are freaking out over how good this guy is. Literally freaking out. I think that I’m really happy. I gave a bunch of scenes to Marvel right before Christmas break. Kevin Feige went… They were all really, really, really stoked. But also, it’s not going to be the movie people… It’s different than what people are going to expect. It’s a hard road, but I’m really happy with it so far.”
Actress Zoe Saldana shared a first look at her Gamora makeup for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. December 30, 2021
Filming is clearly underway for the next iteration in the Guardians of the Galaxy saga. Actress Zoe Saldana (Gamora) shared a behind-the-scenes look at her green face paint. Our first look however, doesn’t seem to reveal anything out of the ordinary. The actress sports the character’s lime-green skin tone, lush lashes, and the patterned forehead and cheek markings. Recall that in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos killed Gamora (his daughter), but “Avengers: Endgame” introduced a version of Gamora from an alternate timeline.
Return of Sylvester Stallone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 confirmed. November 13, 2021
On his Instagram, Sylvester Stallone shared a video of him undergoing the face duplication process while confirming he was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Director James Gunn reveals today is the first day of shooting for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. November 8, 2021
Posting to his social media accounts, director and writer James Gunn revealed that today is the first day of shooting for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Sharing a picture of a polaroid, the three-time Guardians director posed with the cast and wrote,
“It’s been a strange & long & at times challenging journey to get here, but the obstacles along the way have only made this moment more blissful. Back on set with my Guardians family for the first day of shooting #GotGVol3.”
Nope. According to James Gunn, the Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior will NOT appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. October 23, 2021
Many of theorized that The Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior would make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, possible as Drax’s daughter, Moondragon, James Gunn However, smashed any hope that melchior would appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
When a MCU fan site tweeted the following:
“Daniela Melchior Joins Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ as Moondragon (EXCLUSIVE)”.
James Gunn responded with a resounding reply: “FALSE”.
Chris Pratt says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 started production today, a little ahead of schedule. James Gun says, “nope.” October 19, 2021
Franchise star Chris Pratt revealed that production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 began production today, a little ahead of schedule. GOTG was one of the few movies that Marvel Studios has not pushed back it scheduled release. However, short after Pratt’s comments, James Gunn took to Twitter to say, “Despite sotries to the contrary, we haven’t started shooting #GotGVol3 yet (but we are pretty close).
Will Poulter case in the role of Adam Warlock. October 12, 2021
The role of Adam Warlock has been an open question up until now. A number of actors have been in contention for the role including Rege-Jean Page and George Mackay. Today we learned that Will Poulter (The Revenant, Maze Runner) will play the classic character in the sequel.
Adam Warlock (aka Him or Adam) first appeared in Fantastic Four #66 (1967). When wielding the Soul Gem, he is one of the most powerful warlocks in the universe and frequently partners with the Fantastic Four and the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, his darker side, known as Magus, is a villain which allows an internal good-vs-evil monologue in the comic books.
A post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teased Warlock’s addition to the MCU.
Seth Green spills Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 details when asked if Howard the Duck will make an appearance in the film. September 22, 2021
Both Guardians of the Galaxy movies features cameos by Howard the Duck, played by Seth Green. When asked if he’ll have a part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he seems to have let slip an aspect of the movie’s plot.
“I don’t know if Howard’s a part of it, I haven’t heard anything about that. The only thing I know is that it’s the girls’ story, it’s the sisters’ story, that it’s Gamora and Nebula’s story. So I don’t know if it’s a prequel, or if it comes off in the new timeline that’s splintered post-the Time Heist. Honestly, I don’t know anything about it.”
Script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 has been given to cast who say the film’s storyline is extremely “emotional”. September 20, 2021
The script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was recently given to the cast, and Nebula actress Karen Gillan revealed just how emotional it is.
“We read it in the same room together, and then looked at each other and we were in floods of tears. You’re learning more about existing characters and on a deeper level. I’m really excited at exploring Nebula, post-Thanos.”
James Gunn immediately jumped in on the emotional news that Nebula’s Karen Gillan and Mantis’ Pom Klementieff were left in a flood of tears after reading the script.
“I hope it’s not because they thought they had too few lines because honestly their roles are both pretty huge and it seems greedy.”
Director James Gunn shows stack of storyboards he finished for 12-pages of script. September 13, 2021
Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn says production is moving right along. On Twitter today, he shared a picture of a stack of storyboards he created with the following explanation.
“Stack of hand drawn storyboards I just finished from the past few days for #GuardiansoftheGalaxyVol3. This represents 12 pages of script & will be the foundation for this section of the film. Designing the film like this is the most important part of my job at this point.”
Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) talks about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 wrapping up the franchise. September 7, 2021
Director James Gunn has already teased the death of major characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. During an online interview, Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) talked about wrapping up the story for the characters.
“It’s our third film. We’re going to wrap it up. And it’s been a hell of a journey with a few bumps. So I’m looking forward to this, man. My cast and obviously the director, James Gunn, they’re like family to me. This is kind of where my journey started. It’s come full circle and I’m looking forward to wrapping it up. And it’s a bittersweet… I mean, I’ve been doing Guardians since 2013. And, you know, when this comes out, you know, it’ll be in 2023, so that’s a, you know, 10 year journey. You know, all things must end. And, you know, I’m looking forward to kind of wrapping this up with my friends and family.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 set to begin filming in November 2021 with script that was developed three years ago. (July 26, 2021)
Director James Gunn has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. # will begin filming November 2021 in Atlanta. The film will be based off the same script that was developed three years ago. Gunn told Collider:
“It’s basically been finished for years. I keep fiddling with different things and adding things, and figuring out permutations and stuff — I’m in the middle of doing another draft now — but it’s really small stuff in comparison to what it has been. It’s basically been finished since three years ago.”
Director James Gunn says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is “an emotional project to go through” (July 17,2021).
While we wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. # to begin filming, Director James Gunn told us a little more about the project via Entertainment Weekly.
“I’m still shooting Peacemaker, but I’m starting to work on Guardians 3. For Guardians 3, the script has basically been written for a long time. I’ve been playing with it in little ways over the years, but it’s basically stayed the same since three years ago. It’s pretty heavy actually. It’s a heavier story, so it’s an emotional process to go through.”
We take this to mean there’s gonna be some sadness in the flick? Gunn had already revealed that a character will die and remember, Groot and Yondu had already bitten the dust in Vol 1 and 2. And earlier in the year, Dave Bautista opened up about his part in the movie with this unusual comment:
“I don’t know what the script of the third film is, to be honest with you…I can tell you what you already know. There’s definitely going to be a Guardians 3. We’re definitely going to start shooting it this year…I mean, as far as my obligations, I’ve got Guardians 3, and that’s probably going to be the end of Drax.”
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Photos of Karen Gillan in Nebula’s facial molds appear online – then disappear…
Photos of Karen Gillan prepping for her part as Nebula appeared on social media – then quickly disappeared. What this tells us though, is that filming is getting near. But wait, if Nebula appears in the 2022 Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special, we may have been duped.
Chris Pratt offers update on when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will begin filming.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt said:
“We will be shooting that at the end of this year and the beginning of next year, so like November to maybe April.”
Pratt revealed his feelings regarding the firing and subsequent rehiring of James Gunn:
“Yes, well the script was written years ago because we were going to do it years ago, and due to unforeseen circumstances and then a pandemic – I can’t – I don’t even really remember what happened, but for some reason we didn’t shoot it and now, by the grace of God, we will shoot it, and it will be directed by James Gunn, and that’s really f***ing cool!”