The 2023 American superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (stylized as Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3) is based on the Guardians of the Galaxy superhero team from Marvel Comics.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures handled the distribution, while Marvel Studios handled the production.
It is the 32nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. James Gunn wrote the script and also served as director.
It featured an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Will Poulter, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Linda Cardellini, Nathan Fillion, and Sylvester Stallone. In the film, the Guardians embark on a mission to protect Rocket (Cooper) from the High Evolutionary (Iwuji).
Phase Five of the MCU saw the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5, 2023, after its debut at Disneyland Paris on April 22, 2023. The third-highest-earning movie of 2023 has earned over $670.4 million worldwide and received favorable reviews from critics.
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Fun facts about the behind the scenes
The story behind the making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is worthy of a film all its own.
Originally meant to be an early entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 – and reportedly planned to establish a larger space-set story for the upcoming phases – fate intervened in 2018 when former Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn fired director James Gunn after several ill-advised tweets from years earlier resurfaced.
And in a strange mirroring of the old crosstown rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures quickly offered Gunn the chance to write and direct The Suicide Squad, which, in the fullness of time, also led to his ultimate destiny as the co-CEO of DC Studios and the director of the next Superman film.
The third Guardians film, meanwhile, seemed to languish, as it was pulled off the schedule and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige halfheartedly attempted to find a replacement for Gunn. Horn reportedly reversed his decision to remove Gunn after news broke of the DC film deal.
However, his return would become public in March 2019. And though the script existed before the unpleasantness began, Marvel revealed Gunn would return to the project after his duties to The Suicide Squad (and the subsequent Peacemaker spin-off series) concluded for a February 2021 production start date.
Filming ultimately began that November.
That brings us back to the present. The film was shot in 2021 and part of 2022 without incident. It made a marketing debut at that year’s San Diego Comic-Con, where fans watched what Gunn and Feige promised would be a conclusion to the story the director began with the first film.
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Here is a link to watch and see some of the scenes from the production stage:
Behind-The-Scenes Production Mistakes
In the fast-paced world of movie production, even the most meticulously planned projects are not immune to the occasional misstep. Behind the glitz and glamor of the silver screen lies a complex and intricate dance of countless moving parts.
However, in the face of unexpected challenges and mistakes, the true mettle of a production team is tested.
The set buzzes with anticipation in this scene as cameras roll and actors take their positions. The atmosphere is excited, yet a crucial oversight has occurred unbeknownst to everyone. As the director calls "action," chaos ensues.
Props fail to materialize, lighting cues go awry, and a loud crash echoes through the studio. The crew springs into action, scrambling to salvage the scene amidst the mounting pressure.
Though initially disheartening, this mistake becomes an opportunity for creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. As the cameras continue to roll, the crew's resilience and resourcefulness shine through, turning an unforeseen mishap into an unforgettable moment in movie-making history.
Here is a link to some behind-the-scenes production mistakes.
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