While filming has just ended under the direction of James Gunn, a little overview of what we know about “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”, a year after its release.
Final clap for the main images of Guardians of the Galaxy 3! The third part of the Marvel saga, launched in 2014 by James Gunn, is now entering the post-production phase of almost a year (with no doubt a phase of resumes in it), and it is the director himself who has made a point with to inform us of this step on Twitter.
“And this is a wrap image for the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. I love this incredible cast and crew, their magnificent talent and their kindness. Having them by my side on this road for almost ten years makes me a lucky man . “
Although information and images should arrive over the months, the time has come to take stock of what we know about the Marvel movie, which is part of Phase IV of MCU.
WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?
May 3, 2023 in France. And two days later in the United States. So in a little less than a year today, and in the cinemas.
Fired by Marvel and Disney in July 2018, when controversial tweets were dug up by the US far right, James Gunn took refuge with Warner and DC, who entrusted him with the orders from The Suicide Squad. But he will officially find Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket in March 2019, when his re-engagement, which has been in place for several months, is announced.
After Jon Watts (Spider-Man) and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), James Gunn will be the third director to have initiated and completed a trilogy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As for the previous two, he will also serve as screenwriter for the third round.
WHO PLAYS IN IT?
James Gunn is not the only one returning to the Guardians of the Galaxy universe, for everyone wants to be there. From Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) to Karen Gillan (Nebula), via Dave Bautista (Drax) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) or even Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, who lend their voices to Groot and Rocket Raccoon respectively. Without forgetting Zoë Saldana, aka Gamora.
If the latter died in Infinity War, killed by Thanos, her version from the 2014 timeline is still alive. And the presence of the actress has been confirmed in the casting, as has Jennifer Holland, the director’s companion who will be part of the newcomers.
Sylvester Stallone, shown briefly in episode 2, should be back in this third installment, who will also welcome Will Poulter into a key role: Adam Warlocks, to be genetically superior, awaited by Marvel fans and teased in one of Post-credits scenes from the previous opus. And its creator Ayesha should be there, always in the form of Elizabeth Debicki again painted in gold.
WHAT ABOUT IT?
After Adam Warlock has been created by an Ayesha who is eager for revenge against the Guardians, it would be logical that this is the great bad of history. At least in the first place. For if he was part of the band of heroes in certain comics, the character has fluctuated between good and evil since his birth. And it is better to be on the same side as this one is endowed with superhuman abilities and is able to fly, manipulate and absorb energy, regenerate himself or even practice telepathy.
Very heavy for Star-Lord and his friends therefore, though we must admit that we do not really know what the film is going to be about, in the absence of an official synopsis. Adam Warlock, however, had to occupy an important place, as well as the search for Gamora, just to rally the team. One last time ? All indications are that deaths and departures can be expected, for James Gunn speaks of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as the end of a cycle. At least for him. Or for Karen Gillan, who is wondering about the possibility of seeing Nebula again in the cinema.
The month of May 2023 should therefore be emotional for fans of the trilogy and the dysfunctional family brought together by the director and screenwriter. But there will be more steps to prepare for it: on July 13, the Guardians will be (slightly) with Thor in Love and Thunder, to connect to the end of the Avengers Endgame before the heir to Asgard does not leave his page.
The heroes will then shine at Disney + at the end of the year for a holiday special, a tribute to the infamous Star Wars Christmas Special that George Lucas had tried to make disappear when he participated in the scenario. Let’s wish Drax, Star-Lord and the company a little more success with this TV movie, which will serve as the starting shot for their third and no doubt last adventure together.
Next meeting with Guardians: July 13 in “Thor – Love and Thunder”