Groot, Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script turned in, sequel starts shooting in 2019

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Jun 25, 2018

Marvel’s news tide is in one of its (San Diego Comic-Con skipping) ebbs after the bombshell one-two punch that was Black Panther into Infinity War, but the comic movie giant still has plenty of production updates for fans about its upcoming slate - even if those films haven’t made their official titles public yet.

The only new movies after Infinity War that Marvel will even make mention of at all are Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Speaking with Collider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige brought everyone up to speed on the new Guardians film (though its timeline has yet to escape the rumor mill).

Feige said that series writer and director “James [Gunn] has delivered a draft and we begin official pre-production on that very, very soon. 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.”

Ok, so we’ve got a script for the end of the internal trilogy of the Guardians within the giant industrial Avengers complex, which will likely deal with Gamora’s death in Infinity War. This, along with some of the other choices made by the Guardians in the film, could see the end of this iteration of the group as Avengers 4 shakes things up and sends new heroes to space.

Speaking of, Collider also found out that the real title for Avengers 4 will likely come out after Carol Danvers has her time in the sun. “That’ll be after the Captain Marvel teaser probably,” Feige said, referring to the title’s announcement. “It’ll be towards the end of the year with however we launch that film.” These two films are already closely connected.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019, two months before the May 3 release date of Avengers 4. That’s plenty of time to shove new marketing at Marvel fans while they briefly react to Captain Marvel before having to reckon with Infinity War’s fallout (that may or may not be solved by Captain Marvel).