Following director James Gunn’s firing and reinstatement on Guardians of the Galaxy 3, it is now being reported that the film will finally resume production and begin filming next year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Widow and The Eternals will begin shooting this year with Shang-Chi slated to follow.
Then, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will start shooting next year in 2020. Gunn will start filming The Suicide Squad in Fall 2019, meaning Guardians may go into pre-production at the same time. As such, it’s possible the film may get pushed back so his schedule isn’t so strenuous since DC Comics’ soft reboot is slated to release August 6, 2021. The five Guardians are expected to reunite for the movie, including Gamora despite her fate in both Infinity War and Endgame.
There’s no word on whether Thor will be included in the film, given the allusion that he will join the team and reform it as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy.”
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