The fictional team of intergalactic superheroes could possibly be assembling once again for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as soon as early next year.
According to a new report from That Hashtag Show earlier today, director James Gunn and his crew have already started pre-production on the third installment well in advance of principal photography. In addition, sources close to the matter have confirmed that production should begin in early 2019 at the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, where majority of Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) was produced.
Gunn, unlike other directors, has always been very open on social media platforms. He teased last October that he was nearly finished with the first draft for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and elsewhere also confirmed the movie to be releasing in 2020. Sticking to the same timeline, it makes sense for pre-production to be underway at this point.
The three-year period between each installment has been evident since Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) was received with stellar acclaim in theaters. The first movie earned $773.3 million in the box office, while the second raked in $863.7 million. Both had a budget of $200 million, which suggests that the third installment will be around the same figure as well. The only difference being that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is expected to earn much more.
There is no word on what Marvel Studios has planned beyond “Phase Three” but Guardians of the Galaxy has always been referred to as a trilogy from the very beginning. For the time being, all eyes are on Avengers: Infinity War. The first part of the two-part concluding saga will hit theaters on May 4, 2018, and feature the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.