– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For a while, we’ve pretty much guessed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would hit some time in 2020. Writer-director James Gunn had virtually said as such on several occasions, and very recently, we reported on him pretty much saying that it’ll hit on May of 2020. Given that the second film hit three years after the first, it made sense that the same could virtually be said of third. Three years gives us enough time away from the main franchise and allows other Marvel Studios franchises to flourish in the meantime.

With all that in mind, it didn’t seem like too much of a stretch that the actual filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would begin shooting sometime next year. By and large, big productions begin shooting roughly 11 to 13 months before their release, so an early-to-mid-2019 start date seemed in the cards.

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In a birthday wish Instagram post, star Chris Pratt pretty much confirmed that the current plan was to shoot in 2019.

“Happy Birthday @pom.klementieff whom many of you know as Mantis!!! She’s such a unique, talented and driven artist. Can’t wait to start shooting Guardians Vol. 3 with her next year! Hope you’re having a good day Pom!”

So there you have it! Unless there are some major shifts in the post-Avengers 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe, it sounds like it’s pretty much guaranteed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen.

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SOURCE: Chris Pratt

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.