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-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the tenth installment of Phase Four. The film is set to be released on May 5, 2023.
The film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri.
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon (voice)
- Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri
- Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
- Ving Rhames as Charlie-27
- Andrew Bachelor as a to-be-confirmed character
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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." He also felt that the three Guardians films would "work together as a whole," telling one story.
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. 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. The production of the film was put on hold as a result of Gunn's firing, so Disney and Marvel could "regroup".
In October 2018, it was reported that the working title of the film was "Hot Christmas".
In March 2019, Disney rehired James Gunn as the director of the film.
On April 30, 2019, it was reported that production on the film was expected to begin in 2020.
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.
On November 29, 2019, Karen Gillan revealed that the film's script was finished and that she had read it.
On November 20, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would begin shooting in late 2021.
On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige revealed that the film would be released in 2023.
On May 3, 2021, it was revealed that the film was scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2023.
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.
On September 5, 2021, James Gunn revealed that he had begun storyboarding the film.
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