The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding in a variety of exciting ways now that the Infinity Saga has been concluded with Avengers: Endgame and the fourth phase has been announced. Unfortunately for Guardians of the Galaxy fans, there hasn’t been any confirmation regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and when the sequel would potentially be released. Now director James Gunn has teased the potential shoot date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on his Instagram account.
The Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director recently posted an image of a Fuggler Drax doll on his Instagram page, which opened the floodgates for the usual lines of fan questioning. One fan asked James Gunn when we could expect to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and while he didn’t reply with any official release date, he did reveal when we can expect the movie to begin shooting.
According to James Gunn, he wrote, “[it] won’t start filming for a year or so.”
As such, we can expect that the shoot date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will likely either be at the end of 2020, or even the beginning of 2021. This means we can expect the movie to be completely wrapped by the middle of 2021 for sure, and so the official release date should be sometime after that.
It’s been previously rumored that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be scheduled for theaters sometime in February of 2023, so while that’s a long ways after 2021, it’s still no doubt a believable time frame. Especially given the way Marvel has been so tightly lipped regarding the planned sequel. Hopefully we get more official news on that front soon.
In any case, Marvel fans can still expect the shoot date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to come at either the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021, so expect more news on the film as we get deeper into 2020.