‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’: James Gunn Teases ‘A Heavier Story’

"It's an emotional process to go through."

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Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn alluded to the upcoming third film’s emotional story while talking about its script.

Filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to begin filming later this year after James Gunn wraps up work in the DC universe with Peacemaker. Gunn has noted that the upcoming third film will be the last and it sounds like it will end with plenty of emotional beats.

While talking to Entertainment Weekly, James Gunn reaffirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script has been finished for a while and touched on the next installment’s “heavier story”:

“I’m still shooting Peacemaker, but I’m starting to work on Guardians 3. For Guardians 3, the script has basically been written for a long time. I’ve been playing with it in little ways over the years, but it’s basically stayed the same since three years ago. It’s pretty heavy actually. It’s a heavier story, so it’s an emotional process to go through.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films,”Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the upcoming sequel and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.