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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film is a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It is the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ninth film of Phase Four. The film is set to be released on May 5, 2023.[4]


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In March 2017, James Gunn stated that there were plans for a third Guardians of the Galaxy film.[24]

In April 2017, James Gunn announced that he would return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, saying that the film would "conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond."[25] He also felt that the three Guardians films would "work together as a whole," telling one story.[26]

In April 2018, Chris Pratt confirmed that he would be reprising his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the film.[5] The next month, Dave Bautista confirmed that he would be reprising his role as Drax the Destroyer in the film.[8]

In June 2018, Kevin Feige stated that James Gunn had completed the first draft of the screenplay and that the film would begin production in early 2019.[2]

In July 2018, The Walt Disney Company severed ties with James Gunn after old tweets from Gunn surrounding topics such as rape and pedophilia resurfaced.[27] In response, many of the Guardians cast members including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, and Karen Gillan issued a statement in support of Gunn.[28] The production of the film was put on hold as a result of Gunn's firing, so Disney and Marvel could "regroup".[29]

In October 2018, it was reported that the working title of the film was "Hot Christmas".[30]

In March 2019, Disney rehired James Gunn as the director of the film.[1]

On April 30, 2019, it was reported that film was expected to begin production in 2020.[31]

In May 2019, Chris Hemsworth expressed interest in possibly reprising his Marvel Cinematic Universe role of Thor in the film.[32]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige confirmed that many projects, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, were in development.[33]

On November 29, 2019, Karen Gillan revealed that the film's script was finished and that she had read it.[34]

On November 20, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would begin production in late 2021.[35]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige revealed that the film would be released in 2023.[36]

On May 3, 2021, it was revealed that the film was scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2023.[4]

On May 25, 2021, it was reported that the film's production location had been shifted from London to Atlanta.[37]

On June 28, 2021, during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt revealed that the film was expected to shoot from November to April 2022.[38]

On July 27, 2021, it was reported that Sylvester Stallone would be reprising his role as Stakar Ogord in the film.[15]

On September 5, 2021, James Gunn revealed that he had begun storyboarding the film.[39]

On October 11, 2021, Deadline reported that Will Poulter had joined the cast of the film and that he would portray Adam Warlock.[17] That same day, James Gunn confirmed Poulter's casting.[40]

On October 12, 2021, James Gunn revealed that John Murphy would be composing the score for the film.[3]

On November 8, 2021, James Gunn announced that the film had begun production.[41] Gunn also announced that Chukwudi Iwuji had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[19]

On April 4, 2022, James Gunn revealed that the film had broken the Guinness World Record for "the most makeup appliances created for a single production".[42]

On May 6, 2022, James Gunn announced that the film had wrapped production.[43]

On June 1, 2022, Deadline reported that Daniela Melchior had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed small role.[20]

On June 6, 2022, Deadline reported that Maria Bakalova had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed key role.[21]

On June 14, 2022, Deadline reported that Nico Santos had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[22]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kevin Feige Gives ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Update
  3. 3.0 3.1 James Gunn Just Confirmed His Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Composer, And It’s A Marvel Newbie
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies
  5. 5.0 5.1 Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Chris Pratt teases ‘freaking amazing’ trilogy finale
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chris Pratt Confirms Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Films Next Year
  7. Avengers: Endgame Writers Reveal Gamora's Post-Endgame Fate
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dave Bautista Talks ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Spoilers
  9. James Gunn Teases the Completion of Rocket’s Arc in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
  10. Karen Gillan on the Future of Nebula Post-‘Avengers: Endgame’ and James Gunn’s Return to ‘Guardians’
  11. James Gunn confirms Mantis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  13. Jimmie Tramel: Tulsa-bound actor Sean Gunn knows Marvel-ous details, but can't share yet
  14. Guardians Of The Galaxy Director Confirms Kraglin Will Return For Vol. 3
  15. 15.0 15.1 Sylvester Stallone Returning For 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  16. Adrian King Hin Lam is listed as his assistant on IMDb
  17. 17.0 17.1 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Will Poulter To Play Adam Warlock In The Next Installment Of The Marvel Franchise
  18. LaDell Preston is listed as his stunt double on IMDb
  19. 19.0 19.1 James Gunn on Twitter - November 8, 2021
  20. 20.0 20.1 ‘Suicide Squad’ Breakout Daniela Melchior Will Appear In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
  21. 21.0 21.1 ‘Borat’ Breakout Maria Bakalova Set For Key Role In Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
  22. 22.0 22.1 ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ & ‘Superstore’ Actor Nico Santos Joins ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
  23. ‘GotG Vol. 3’ Set Images with New Language Confirms Important Location
  24. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Teases The Guardians’ “Integral Part” In ‘Infinity War’
  25. 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3': James Gunn Returning to Write and Direct
  26. James Gunn says Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy works as 'one story'
  27. James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise Over Offensive Tweets
  28. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast Says It ‘Fully Supports’ James Gunn
  29. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Production Put on Hold
  30. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Working Title Revealed
  31. Robert Downey Jr.'s Massive Payday Tops 'Avengers: Endgame' Star Deals
  32. Chris Hemsworth Is Definitely Interested In Making Thor An Asgardian Of The Galaxy
  33. Marvel Cinematic Universe Shows Off 2020 & 2021 Slate: ‘Black Widow’, ‘Doctor Strange 2’, ‘Eternals’, ‘Shang-Chi & More
  34. Karen Gillan praises James Gunn's 'wonderful' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script (exclusive)
  35. Marvel's 'Black Panther' Sequel Shoot to Begin in July (Exclusive)
  36. James Gunn Returns to Write and Direct ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Ahead of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’
  38. Chris Pratt Thinks It’s Jimmy Kimmel’s Last Show Ever & Reveals Gift from Arnold Schwarzenegger
  39. James Gunn on Twitter - September 5, 2021
  40. James Gunn on Twitter - October 11, 2021
  41. James Gunn on Twitter - November 8, 2021
  42. James Gunn on Twitter - April 4, 2022
  43. James Gunn on Twitter - May 6, 2022

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