James Gunn Shares First Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Cast Photo as Filming Begins

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Twitter to personally confirm that production on Marvel Studios’ long-delayed third installment has finally begun. In his post, the filmmaker also went on to share the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 cast photo, while also recalling his “strange and long, and at times challenging,” journey with the franchise.

The set photo, which you can check out below, features the original cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, along with new cast member Will Poulter

Additionally, Gunn confirmed that Chukwudi Iwuji has joined the film’s cast:

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is once again written and directed by James Gunn. It features the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel as they reprise their respectively roles as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Kraglin, Nebula, Mantis, Rocket, and Groot.

Plot details about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are still under wraps but it potentially involves the team’s search for the missing Gamora, who abruptly left after Thanos was finally defeated. Gunn also previously confirmed that Bradley Cooper’s Rocket will play a big part in the upcoming threequel

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The space-traveling team was most recently seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame where they were joined by Chris Hemsworth’s Thor during the final moments of the film. Because of this, some of the Guardians of the Galaxy stars including Pratt, Bautista, and Gillan are set to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder.

The long-delayed threequel is scheduled to debut on May 5, 2023.


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