James Gunn offered an update on when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will begin filming as he continues with The Suicide Squad.

When asked about for any Guardians 3 news, Gunn told a fan he “won’t start filming for a year or so,” meaning production likely won’t happen until the first of 2021 or the few remaining days in 2020 at the earliest.

(Photo: Instagram / James Gunn)

Recent reports suggested the third Guardians outing could fall on the February 2023 release date Marvel Studios currently has reserved, meaning the film would have virtually all of 2021 and 2022 for principal photography, reshoots, and post-production. That’s certainly more than enough time to create an epic space opera suitable for closing out a trilogy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies was most recently seen in Avengers: Endgame. It is unclear if Chris Hemsworth will appear as Thor in the film, since his final scene in Avengers: Endgame suggests a possible team-up. 

The film does not have a release date, but it is speculated to arrive in either 2022 or 2023.

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