Fans hoping for some news about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will probably have quite a bit of waiting to do. James Gunn is currently filming The Suicide Squad for Warner Brothers, and he has said in the past that he wouldn’t start on the third Guardians until that movie is edited (not done filming). Now we have an idea when that will be.
Responding to a comment on his Instagram, Gunn says they should start filming in a year or so:
That means it’ll either be at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021 for the third Guardians to begin production. As for a release date, we know what one of the 2022 movies is so far (Black Panther II), but we do not know what the February, July, or October movies are yet. It’s possible Guardians could land on any of those, or they could save it for the major May release date in 2023 much like how Guardians 2 was given the prime May date in 2017.