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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Won't Be Delayed By Coronavirus

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Won't Be Delayed By Coronavirus

During the ongoing uncertainty being created by the global coronavirus pandemic, the film and television industry - like many others - has all but ground to a halt.

However, there are some productions that have been able to continue relatively unabated, and - good news for Marvel fans - director James Gunn has assured fans that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is not going to be affected by Covid-19.

It's actually a busy time for the sometimes-controversial filmmaker as he's got two big superhero movies on the go. Gunn is also in charge of DC's The Suicide Squad, and that's not going to be affected either, thankfully.

In a series of tweets, Gunn told Marvel's legion of fans: "Right now the plans with Vol 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus."

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continues as normal, so far. Credit: PA
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continues as normal, so far. Credit: PA

As for the devotees of DC, Gunn added: "Right now there's no reason for #TheSuicideSquad release date to move.

"We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting & set up editing from our homes (due to a post production team & studio with foresight) before quarantine."

However, even though the filming and editing for both of those films are on track, it's probably not worth holding your breath waiting for too much more extra information because some other aspects of the movie juggernaut have been slowed.That means that The Suicide Squad probably won't get a trailer or any still images released until later down the line.

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The Suicide Squad is being edited at home. Credit: DC
The Suicide Squad is being edited at home. Credit: DC

As for GotG3, Gunn has managed to get back into the hotseat after being booted as a result of a load of off colour jokes he made in historic tweets.

He's been pretty lucky that Disney eventually relented and let him take the helm of the third instalment in the franchise. The House of Mouse isn't exactly renowned for rowing back upstream on such decisions.

However, it'll be a crowd-pleasing appointment, with fans keen to retain as much of the talent from the first two films into the trilogy as possible.

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There isn't currently a release date for Guardians 3, but that's likely down to the fact that Disney has had to have a major rethink of the dates for a load of their forthcoming films.

Basically, everything in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shifted. Black Widow will now release on 6 November instead of The Eternals which will, in turn, move back to 12 February 2021.

Gunn was allowed back for the third Guardians of the Galaxy flick. Credit: PA
Gunn was allowed back for the third Guardians of the Galaxy flick. Credit: PA
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That means that Shang-Chi moves from February to 7 May 2021, bumping Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness along the road, too.

In short, everything that you thought was happening has moved one spot back in the running order. It's too complicated to be bothered about listing in entirety.

Don't worry, though. The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are still well on course.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel Studios

Topics: TV and Film, James Gunn, US Entertainment, Marvel

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