Four and a half years since Vol. 2 was released, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 now officially started production. James Gunn confirmed it on his Twitter account.
Guardians of the Galaxy debuted in Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014 with the first movie, which was followed by the sequel in 2017. One year after that, Guardians joined forces with the Avengers trying to stop the Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and they failed. The end of Infinity War obliterated all the members of the group except Rocket and Nebula.
Rocket and Nebula later helped the rest of the Avengers to undo Thanos’ snap in Avengers Endgame, and deceased Guardians, including Gamora’s (who died prior to Thanos’ snap) younger self from 2014 (when the first movie is set) came back right on time for the final battle against Thanos’ forces.
Now that we’re mostly caught up, what’s next for Guardians? One thing is certain, we will see them again before they make a return in their third movie. Star-Lord, Mantis, Drax, Kraglin, Groot, and Nebula were all confirmed to appear in the upcoming movie Thor: Love & Thunder, which is set to be released in July 2022. Also, next year we can expect a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which will debut on Disney+.
After that, in May 2023, Guardians will return in their third installment, which will be a conclusion for this incarnation of the team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. James Gunn shared on his Twitter account that right now it’s their first day back on the set.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, and Elizabeth Debicki are all reprising their respective MCU roles. Newcomer Will Poulter will make a debut as Adam Warlock.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. is set to be released on May 5, 2023.