Marvel Studios Will Begin Filming “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3” In 2020. With James Gunn back on board to direct the next ‘Guardians’ film, production has been moved up almost a full year earlier than anticipated.
Originally, Marvel Studios had called for filming to begin in February 2021 for the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, primarily while it was on the hunt for someone who would direct the film after the studio fired James Gunn, the established ‘Guardians’ Director. Gunn was subsequently rehired by Marvel after major backlash from fans, cast, and crew of the franchise publicly voiced their disapproval of Gunn’s firing for things he had said in the past on social media.
Gunn had immediately apologized for his behavior online before he was even fired, and has since resigned with Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3, much to the delight of fans and the cast and crew who stuck by his side through the ordeal.
Here is what we know so far about Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3. WARNING: This portion of the article will contain major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. You have been warned!
Firstly, we last saw the return of the Guardians after Thanos was defeated by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Long story short: ‘Past Nebula’ posed as ‘Current Nebula’ and brought ‘Past Thanos’ and his armies to the current time line to fight the remaining Avengers, but not before Hulk/Bruce Banner could snap the newly made Infinity Gauntlet and bring everyone back, including Peter Quill/Star Lord, Mantis, Drax, and Groot. So ‘Past Gamora’ and ‘Current Nebula’ travelled with ‘Past Thanos’ to the current time line so ‘Gamora’ is no longer dead! But, she doesn’t have any memory of the Guardians because she had not lived through that timeline, so she only knows what Nebula has told her about her friends, family, and apparent boyfriend.
We also see Thor leave with the Guardians in search of their next mission, to find Gamora who went AWOL after the battle with Thanos and his army. As they are leaving Thor says one of my favorite Thor lines ever and calls the group the ‘”Asguardians” of the Galaxy.’ It still makes me giggle! Thor and Peter get in a bit of a verbal debate about who is really in charge and then they head off to space.
So what does this all mean for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3? More than likely, we will see the gang searching for Gamora and dealing with establishing who is in charge of the Guardians, will Quill still lead, or will Thor take his place? We will also see Gamora dealing with a universe she is a complete stranger in. She doesn’t know who knows her, who still holds grudges, or the trouble the guardians got themselves into after forming. Anyone remember The Sovereign and ‘Adam’ at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2? I have a feeling we will see them again shortly.
Regardless of where the story goes, or what may or may not be in the film, we are so excited to hear James Gunn has returned and that production is starting sooner than expected! Be sure to check back here at Chip & Co. for all the latest news about all things Marvel.
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