‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ wraps filming, confirms James Gunn

Publish: 6:13 PM, June 16, 2022 | Update: 6:13:PM, June 16, 2022

James Gunn confirms Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has officially wrapped filming. Marvel Studios confirmed plans for a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie several years ago, but the project endured some major delays due to the firing and rehiring of writer/director James Gunn. After moving to DC to make The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, Gunn returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021 to begin work on what has repeatedly been described as the culmination of the current iteration of the Guardians team.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 finally began filming in late 2021 as the main cast members returned to Atlanta. The threequel sees Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord return alongside Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Kraglin (Sean Gunn). Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s new cast members include Chukwudi Iwuji as an unknown character and Will Poulter as Adam Warlock. Story details remain mostly under wraps, although the film does take place after the team’s appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder.
More than six months after production started, Gunn has now confirmed on Twitter that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has wrapped filming. This includes production on The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which was filmed at the same time as the movie. Gunn celebrated wrapping the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy by sharing a photo of him with Pratt, Gillan, Bautista, Klementieff, and Sean Gunn. He then confirmed that Zoe Saldana was with them, but he couldn’t share a picture of her due to it featuring an unannounced actor.
The conclusion of filming for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is a long time coming for the movie and Gunn. He originally confirmed plans to make the threequel in 2017 while promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At the time, he and the cast were meant to begin filming in 2019 for a May 2020 release, but all of that was upended when Disney fired Gunn for old inappropriate tweets. When he was later rehired and able to make the movie, it had been nearly five years since the cast and crew were together making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Source: Collider