'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Denies Rumor About When Filming for Third Movie Starts

James Gunn debunks a rumor claiming to know when 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' begins filming.
James Gunn debunks a rumor claiming to know when 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' begins filming. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Marvel fans have been patiently waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and it seems that they may have to wait longer than they think. The next movie is bound to be interesting, with the 2014 version of Gamora now stranded in 2023, and a confirmed appearance of the group in Thor: Love and Thunder. James Gunn, the writer and director of the first two Guardians films, is slated to return for the next. However, it seems that some fan accounts are distributing false information about when the third installment will begin production, and as reported by ComicBook.com, Gunn is having none of it.

"The filming of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will begin on February 21, 2021, in Atlanta, it's official," @theguardiansofgalaxyvol3 posted on Instagram. Gunn then shared the post on his Instagram Story along with the caption, “This is not and never has been true.” Despite the the director's correction, the incorrect figures continued to spread.

"I’m getting sent this false posting of a start date & location for Guardians Vol 3 a lot over the past couple days. No, it’s not & was never accurate. I don’t know where it came from. Sorry," Gunn also added on his Twitter account.

Gunn was previously fired by Disney after offensive tweets from his past resurfaced, though he was later reinstated after receiving an outpouring of support from the entertainment community. Hopefully, whenever and wherever Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 starts filming, it goes off without a hitch!