Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Will Be "Very Different," Director Says
Gunn and Pratt talk Vol. 3.
While the only movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a confirmed release date beyond next year's currently-untitled Avengers 4 is the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, we do know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will follow in 2020. Production is set to start early next year, and both star Chris Pratt and director James Gunn have been speaking about the movie. Warning--Avengers: Infinity War spoilers to follow.
In a recent interview with MTV, Pratt revealed exactly when he would be resuming his lead role as Star Lord. "I'm slated to film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in January," he confirmed. Of course, fans will know that Star Lord was one of the many casualties of Infinity War, so Pratt was also asked about coming back for both Avengers 4 and GOTG 3, despite currently being dead. Unsurprisingly, his reply was rather vague. "We don't know yet, time-wise, where that lines up [with Avengers 4]," he said. "I'm hoping it's not the last you'll see me, but I can't be sure."
James Gunn, meanwhile, recently took part in one of his regular Facebook Q&As and gave fans an update on the state of Vol. 3's script. "I'm more than a year into the process, so the script is far along," he said. "For many many months I first write the treatment which is 80 pages or so with photographs. That turns into GotG. I'm now rewriting and making sure my rough draft works.
"It's very, very, very different," he continued. "Very different, but I won't say how! You'll have to wait to see the movie, it's a long time away."
Gunn was also asked if Disney's potential purchase of Fox's entertainment assets would affect the story, given he might soon have access to Fox's Marvel characters. "Not gonna happen in any major way," he said. "Too far along."
Gunn first confirmed that he would return for another Guardians movie in April last year. "There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn't want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn't exist," he explained. "I couldn't do it for the money, and I couldn't do it because it was what other people wanted me to do. I needed to do it because it was what I needed to do. So, yes, I'm returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
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