Avengers: Endgame was an epic conclusion to a decade’s worth of build up (you can read our review here), and later this year we’ll have Spider-man: Far From Home to kick off the new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) phase. Another Marvel film currently exiting the planning stage is Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) Vol. 3, and according to a report by THR, filming will begin by 2020 with a release window planned a year after.
Originally, GotG Vol. 3 was scheduled for release in 2020, but thanks to a rocky start with director James Gunn getting involved in a ridiculous controversy, led Disney to dismiss him from the film’s production. The drama of Gunn’s removal from the film’s third installment even almost saw Dave Bautista, who portrays Drax in the previous films, leaving the cast in disagreement of company’s decision.
Fortunately for fans, the director was welcomed back to GotG Vol. 3’s production after the air was cleared, and also after much protest from the crew. However, rivals Warner Bros. and DC had already hired Gunn (not intended, but I’ll fly with that) to direct the Suicide Squad sequel, hence delaying GotG Vol. 3’s filming to 2020.
It is also confirmed that GotG Vol. 3 will be based on James Gunn’s original script before it was initially scrapped prior to the fiasco’s resolvement. Seeing how things were set up after Endgame, we are looking forward to see the Guardians (and a certain new member) back again on the silver screen.