Fans of the MCU can’t wait for the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie to finally come out. After James Gunn was fired and brought back to the project, filming finally wrapped. In the process, he also teased another big surprise.
On Friday night, writer and director James Gunn confirmed the completion of filming for the third and final part of the Guardians of the Galaxy series in an Instagram post. Gunn can be seen chuckling as he sits close to the cast of the Marvel film, which includes Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Gunn’s brother Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, and Dave Bautista.
“And that’s a picture wrap on the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy,” the director wrote in the caption. “I love this amazing cast & crew & their beautiful talent & kind souls. I’m a lucky human to have them on the journey with me for nearly a decade.” James also teased, “And yes Zoe [Saldana] was with us but the only picture I have with her has an unannounced actor with us!”
Earlier this year, James spoke with Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 being the final installment. “This is the end for us, the last time people will see this team of Guardians,” Gunn said of the third movie, which is due in theaters in May 2023. Gunn, who also directed Marvel’s first two volumes, described the upcoming film as “big.”
Saldana also discussed filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and reprising her role as Gamora for the final time in an interview with Empire earlier this year. Regarding her time on set, the actress stated, “There’s a lot of melancholy here, but also pride that we’ve achieved something great. James Gunn has written a beautiful story that’s making us emotional even as we shoot it.”
Filming during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak didn’t make things any easier. “Omicron plays a doozy on us every other day, but we’re getting by and we’re happy,” Saldana said.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits cinemas on May 5, 2023. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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