Once upon a time, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to hit theaters in May of 2020. As it turns out, if things go according to plan, we’ll see what director James Gunn has called the final chapter for this version of the team 3 years after that original date. It’s been a long time coming, both for fans and for the cast of the film, but production finally began on the film yesterday and, according to star Chris Pratt, the wait will be worth it for us all.
Following the first day, Pratt took the time to give some feedback on the first day via Instagram and left us wondering just exactly what went on:
We’ve heard several members of the cast describe the Vol. 3 script as emotional and with Gunn continuing to insist it’s the end of the line for this version of the team and indicating that it’s quite possible some members of the team won’t make it out of this one alive, it’s no surprise to see Pratt share those sentiments.
Films don’t always shoot scenes in the order in which they appear in the film and thank to Gunn, we know what cast members were on set yesterday, including newcomer Chukwudi Iwuji. Given Pratt’s comments and the presence of both Iwuji and Zoe Saldana (whose Gamora will probably need some time to be located and figure out her place on the team since she is the time-displaced version of the character), it’s possible the scene filmed yesterday could be one from later on in the film where one of the characters has met his or her fate. Pratt says the movie will be worth the wait and for now, we’ll have to take his word for it.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently scheduled to rock into theaters on May 5, 2023.