Coronavirus: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Will Still Film in Atlanta This September

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Zoe Saldana at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 19, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

James Gunn reveals ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ production is not delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The director of the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie and ‘The Suicide Squad’, James Gunn, reveals that both movies will not be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gunn answered fans on his Twitter account. He said the “Suicide Squad” movie for Warner Bros. is still scheduled for an August 6, 2021 release.

“Right now there’s no reason for ‘The Suicide Squad’ release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting and set up editing from our homes (due to a post-production team and studio with foresight) before quarantine,” Gunn said.

Gunn gave a similar response on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, which currently does not have a release date yet but, was set to start filming in Atlanta, this September.

“Right now the plans with ‘Vol. 3’ are also exactly the same as they were before Coronavirus,” he said.

Many upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie release dates were changed due to the Coronavirus related Hollywood shutdown.  In fact, “Black Widow” was moved from November, pushing back all the remaining Marvel movies, including “The Eternals,” “Shang-Chi,” “Doctor Strange 2,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder.” “Black Panther 2” and “Captain Marvel 2” are scheduled for early 2022.

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LOS ANGELES – APR 19: James Gunn and Michael Rooker arrives for the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” World Premiere on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Marvel was set to start production for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” in 2019. However, Marvel fired Gunn over controversial tweets from years ago, then re-hired. Gunn was hired by Warner Bros. to direct “The Suicide Squad” after back-and-forth negotiations over the “Guardians” movie.

Warner Bros. has not released details for “The Suicide Squad” movie. Returning cast members include Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman, and the star-studded group of newcomers, including Idris Elba, John Cena, Taika Waititi, and Nathan Fillion.

Gunn said the film’s editors are successfully working from home, but the first images or a trailer for “The Suicide Squad” is not finished yet.

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