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Chris Pratt reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to start filming in Jan 2019

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Marvel is understandably tight-lipped about their plans for phase 4 of their MCU. After all, given the precarious position the universe finds itself in thanks to the outcome of Infinity War, it only makes sense that they don’t reveal too much around their plans and instead build up towards the fourth Avenger film coming out next year.

However, that hasn’t stopped some plans from being finalised, most specifically a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel coming out in the second half of next year.  That is probably a result of Sony wanting to announce the date for the move rather than Marvel wanting to reveal their cards. We also know they want to make a Black Widow movie which will likely be a prequel to the current events and so won’t jeopardise the existing timeline in any way. However it looks like we also now have a confirmation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 starting filming next year, thanks to an interview star Chris Pratt had recently with MTV:

I’m slated to film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in January, so we don’t know yet, time-wise, where that lines up. I’m hoping it’s not the last time you’ll see me [in the Marvel Cinematic Universe], but I can’t be sure.

Now there were always rumours that Marvel as going to make a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie – thanks to James Gunn also revealing details about it – but this news all but confirms the movie is going ahead. We don’t know when it will be released just yet, but with a Jan 2019 filming date, a release in late 2020 is likely on the cards. Pretty much what James Gunn suggested. Based on the earlier rumours, it also means we will see James Gunn return as writer and director of this third film.


Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War coming up – so for the three of you that haven’t seen it – look away. Also – shame on you.

Please look away now – you have been warned.

This news, along with he plans for a Spider-Man sequel, all but confirm the fact that the deaths from Infinity War are going to be righted. Both Tom Holland who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Chris Pratt (along with several of his Guardian counterparts) all disappear when Thanos snaps his fingers towards the end of the movie. This does perhaps take some of the gloss off of those tragic deaths in the movie knowing they could be fixed. Marvel though is promising that the fourth Avengers film will be the culmination of their collected story-telling efforts and so it is likely that whatever timeline reset take place also allows future Marvel films to exist unrestrained of needing to worry about the past too much.

Whatever might happen, and knowing Marvel, it will be something that we cannot predict at all, it is going to be a thrilling ride from Marvel till then and knowing that one of the most popular and fun parts of their franchise is returning for a third instalment is most definitely a good thing.

Last Updated: June 4, 2018


  1. For the Emperor!

    June 4, 2018 at 10:53

    *** Possible Spoilers – going to try to be very vague ***

    I don’t think the entire ending will be reversed…I think some of the character arcs will stick, especially given contract situations of some of the characters. Though we already know some characters are in future movies, some of them are seriously in doubt *cough* Cap *cough*


    • Original Heretic

      June 4, 2018 at 11:10

      ***Response to possible spoiler, look away ye who have not seen the awesomenest movie, like ever*****

      There’s a LOT of talk about Avengers 4 having a time travel. So they go back to fix what was done.
      However, that being said, I don’t trust ANY info I read. Marvel has always done an incredible job of keeping things secret.

      EDIT: I think Marvel screwed up big time by announcing sequels to movies containing the characters that were dusted. Made it obvious that it was temporary.


      • For the Emperor!

        June 4, 2018 at 11:39

        ***Response to the Edit***
        Yeah, that was one slip up there. I hope some of the deaths (or even others) stick!


  2. Kromas

    June 4, 2018 at 11:13

    I am one of the three who has not yet seen it.

    I know I know. I will get my ass to a cinema if it is still showing somewhere.


    • Original Heretic

      June 4, 2018 at 11:14

      Considering how much money Marvel is STILL making off it, you can bet your ass it’s still showing.


      • Kromas

        June 4, 2018 at 11:21

        It seems to end on thursday. I am going to have to somehow watch it during the week.


        • Original Heretic

          June 4, 2018 at 11:24

          • Kromas

            June 4, 2018 at 11:29

            Busy all week till 8:30. Last show starts at 8:45. This is going to be one hell of a mission impossible but I will try.

          • Original Heretic

            June 4, 2018 at 11:31

            Jeez, you’re making this nearly impossible…

            okay, so then TOM CRUISE believes in you.

          • Kromas

            June 4, 2018 at 11:34

            If I con some friends into getting the tickets and buying the drinks etc so i can just rush in I should be able to make it if the adds take 15 minutes or so.

          • Original Heretic

            June 4, 2018 at 11:37

            Ah, I see you have a cunning plan. There will be loads of ads. And trailers.
            YOU CAN DO IT!

          • Kromas

            June 4, 2018 at 11:45

            And I can repay them with a Jurrasic world this weekend.

            I love it when a plan comes together.

        • For the Emperor!

          June 4, 2018 at 11:45

          The schedule normally updates on Tuesday, so you might be in luck and they keep scheduling it just for you!


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