Having begun the first home video promotional rounds for his “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel, filmmaker James Gunn has offered a brief update on how the next film in the series is progressing – the final film in what he has dubbed “this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Gunn tells Collider it will be “a little more than year” before filming begins and while a release date hasn’t been set, he knows “when the basic time is”. Shooting on the second film began fifteen months before release, so going by the same timetable it means they’re targeting an early 2020 opening.
The plan, for now, is to call the project “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and there’s always potential for bringing in some of the original ‘Guardians’ comics team seen in the post-credits of the second film. Asked how the writing’s progressing, he says:
“It’s been pretty easy. The truth is, the first movie is the first act, the second movie is the second act, and the third movie is the third act so I’m tying a lot of stuff together in the third film. We get a lot of answers on a lot of different things, so doing that in an elegant way takes a little bit of grace and elegance. It’s more challenging in that respect writing the third movie than the second movie.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives on Digital HD on August 8th ahead of a disc and rental VOD release on August 22nd.