James Gunn says Guardians of the Galaxy 3 wasn’t his favorite filming experience

James Gunn is coming to the end of his time as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and he recently revealed that the latest film was one of the most complex and difficult to film. For fans of the current Guardians cast, which includes Chris Pratt’s Star Lord, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Karen Gillian’s Nebula and Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, the upcoming one is here Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special and third Guardian The film will be the last time this particular group comes together on screen, but we’ll likely see a new iteration of them in the future.

That Guardians of the Galaxy have largely sat outside of the main MCU storyline, although their previous two films have had the honor of introducing Infinity Stone and the first heaven of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time around we can probably expect Gunn to continue that, with the main story being almost entirely standalone and other easter eggs simply there to tie the sub-franchise to the overarching story.


Having worked together on both new additions to the Guardians series, Gunn was recently asked on Twitter which of his new Guardians projects was his favorite and the director had a number of conflicting feelings about the whole thing. He answered:

“The Holiday Special was a sheer delight. Volume 3 was very difficult for a billion reasons, starting with its size and complexity. It might be my favorite film, but it probably wasn’t my best filming experience apart from the love I have for the whole team.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be an emotional farewell

While the previous Guardians solo films have been mostly fun adventures, this time around there is a lot to suggest that there will be a more elaborate and engaging story, and there’s certainly a lot to pack into the film. Although it is not known if the story is linked to that Multiverse Sagathere are many other things to do, including the Infinity War/Endgame Story in which Gamora died but came back as an earlier version of herself and the introduction of Adam Warlock.

Gunn, as well as various cast members, have also previously spoken about how very emotional this time around was. Zoe Saldana praised Gunn’s writing and directing of the film in a previous interview. She said:

“It’s bittersweet; After all these years of complaining about that green makeup, I’m already feeling nostalgic. There is a lot of melancholy, but also pride at having achieved something great. James Gunn wrote a beautiful story that made us emotional even while shooting. Omicron fools us every other day but we manage and are happy.”

But before that Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special will be released on Disney+ this December and will be more of a happy festive affair before things get serious, slated to hit theaters on May 5, 2023.

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