WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for "Avengers: Infinity War." Read on at your own risk.
While the rest of the MCU sorts through the wreckage -- and pile of superhero bodies -- left behind by "Avengers: Infinity War," the Guardians of the Galaxy crew is gearing up for yet another sequel. Now, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has revealed when the latest volume in the series is set to begin production.
In an interview with Collider, Feige provided an update on the project, which is currently aiming to get in front of cameras sometime in the early months of 2019.
"[Writer/director] James [Gunn] has delivered a draft and we begin official pre-production on that very, very soon," Feige told Collider of the threequel. "It'll be shooting early next year. 'Captain Marvel' finishes in about two weeks, 'Spider-Man' starts in about two weeks, and then 'Guardians 3' will start early next year."
As the site points out, it remains to be seen what effect the events of "Infinity War" will have on "Guardians Vol. 3," since (SPOILER ALERT) Zoe Saldana's Gamora was killed off in that flick. Will "Vol. 3" take place before "Infinity War," or after? Will they find a way to include Saldana regardless of the timeline?
Fans will have to wait a while to find out. Right now, speculation suggests that "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" will be released on May 1, 2020, which is one of several calendar slots that's currently reserved for an untitled Marvel project. Stay tuned to see if that's the magic date.
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