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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” Has Not Quite Begun Filming (But Will Soon!)

Star-Lord has reported for duty. Or at least that was what we thought. Chris Pratt revealed via Team Coco that filming has begun on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The third film in James Gunn’s intergalactic MCU trilogy is set to land in theaters in 2023. It was exciting news—while it lasted.

Here was Pratt’s original message, where he teased both the start of Vol. 3 filming and a new Parks and Recreation podcast. He also showed off his muttonchops, a Star-Lord facial hair staple.

But then James Gunn himself took to Twitter to tell fans that “despite stories to the contrary” they haven’t quite begun filming Vol. 3.

We got some other confirmed news recently about Vol. 3 that was pretty big indeed—Will Poulter will be playing the long-awaited superhero Adam Warlock, the genetically engineered superbeing that was teased at the end of Vol. 2 as the man (sort of) who was going to bring down the Guardians for once and for all. The scene in Vol. 2 showed Elizabeth Debicki’s Ayesha creating Warlock and making that dire promise, but it wasn’t until the recent news that it was confirmed he was going to be the film’s big bad (or at least, a major character).

Joining Pratt and Poulter are longtime Guardians Karen Gillan as Nebula and Dave Bautista as Drax, along with the agile voice work of Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is due in theaters on May 5, 2023.

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This New “Hawkeye” Teaser Hits the Bullseye

Will Poulter Joins “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” As Adam Warlock

New “Eternals” Footage Reveals Epic Battle Between Immortal Beings

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), b/g Drax (Dave Bautista).

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