Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn revealed in an interview with Collider that filming for the movie would begin in November in Georgia. According to Gunn, the script for the new MCU film has been finished for years.
“It’s basically been finished for years. I keep fiddling with different things and adding things and figuring out permutations and stuff — I’m in the middle of doing another draft now — but it’s really small stuff in comparison to what it has been. It’s basically been finished since three years ago,” the director said.
Despite Gamora‘s death in Avengers: Infinity War and the inclusion of a new version of her in Avengers: Endgame, James Gunn explained that Marvel did not ask him to include anything new in the characters’ story.
“The only time they ever [asked me to include something for future MCU movies] was on the first movie with Thanos, putting Thanos in there. Which they wanted me to do. But besides that, they’ve never done that.
I have to pay attention to things that happen, which they did talk to me about – the stuff with Gamora and things like that.
I know that the characters have been through certain things, so I have to deal with that stuff. But for the most part, they never once asked me to put anything in the script for Volume 3 to set up anything in the future. Nor would I do it, frankly, it’s not really my thing.“
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled for release in 2023, and the franchise will also have a Christmas special and Baby Groot shorts.