James Gunn reveals filming for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 has officially wrapped on Instagram

James Gunn reveals filming for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 has officially wrapped … before teasing appearance of ‘an unannounced actor’

James Gunn announced that filming on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 had wrapped up with a post that was shared on his Instagram account on Friday evening.

In the shot, the 55-year-old was seen spending a bit of quality time with Chris PrattPom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and his brother Sean, all of whom are set to appear in the forthcoming superhero film.

The filmmaker also wrote a short message to express his excitement for the upcoming feature and to tease the appearance of an ‘unannounced’ performer.

It's all over!  James Gunn announced that filming on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.  3 had wrapped up with a post that was shared on his Instagram account on Friday evening

It’s all over! James Gunn announced that filming on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 had wrapped up with a post that was shared on his Instagram account on Friday evening

Gunn began his message by confirming that shooting had wrapped up and expressed that he was grateful for the project’s commitment.

He wrote: ‘And that’s a picture wrap on the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. I love this amazing cast & crew & their beautiful talent & kind souls. ‘

The director added: ‘I’m a lucky human to have them on the journey with me for nearly a decade.’

Gunn then pointed out that Zoe Saldana, who portrays Gamora in the film series, was also present and was spending time with an individual whose involvement in the project remains under wraps.

Building hype: Gunn then pointed out that Zoe Saldana, who portrays Gamora in the film series, was also present and was spending time with an individual whose involvement in the project remains under wraps;  he is seen in 2021

Building hype: Gunn then pointed out that Zoe Saldana, who portrays Gamora in the film series, was also present and was spending time with an individual whose involvement in the project remains under wraps; he is seen in 2021

He wrote: ‘(And yes Zoe was with us but the only picture I have with her has an unannounced actor with us!)’

Gunn previously confirmed that he would be returning to direct and write a third Guardians of the Galaxy feature in 2017.

The two previous films in the series were released in 2014 and 2017.

The director, however, was abruptly fired by Disney executives in 2018 after right-wing commentators began reposting old tweets that he had made that joked about various controversial topics.

Ousted: The director was abruptly fired by Disney executives in 2018 after right-wing commentators began reposting old tweets that he had made that joked about controversial topics;  still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.  2

Ousted: The director was abruptly fired by Disney executives in 2018 after right-wing commentators began reposting old tweets that he had made that joked about controversial topics; still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Gunn apologized for his past actions and accepted the decision, although much of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast publicly expressed their support for the filmmaker.

The writer was later rehired after Disney executives reconsidered their previous stance, and he was announced to have rejoined the project in 2019.

Much of the cast revealed that they would be returning for the third movie in the series during its pre-production process.

Back on track: The writer was later rehired after Disney executives reconsidered their previous stance, and he was announced to have rejoined the project in 2019;  still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.  2

Back on track: The writer was later rehired after Disney executives reconsidered their previous stance, and he was announced to have rejoined the project in 2019; still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Will Poulter was confirmed to fill the role of Adam Warlock in October of last year.

Physical production on the feature initially started in November of 2021, with filming taking place in Atlanta and London.

The project’s crew continued working on the movie for several months before shooting wrapped up on Friday.

Doing their thing: The project's crew continued working on the movie for several months before shooting wrapped on Friday;  still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.  2

Doing their thing: The project’s crew continued working on the movie for several months before shooting wrapped on Friday; still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

The film’s team also worked on the forthcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special during the feature’s production process, with filming lasting from this past February to April.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently scheduled to be released on May 5, 2023, while the Holiday Special will debut this December.

Gunn has previously expressed that he will not be working on any further films related to the superhero team in the future after the release of the third movie in the series.

Making an exit: Gunn has previously expressed that he will not be working on any further films related to the superhero team in the future after the release of the third movie in the series;  still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.  2

Making an exit: Gunn has previously expressed that he will not be working on any further films related to the superhero team in the future after the release of the third movie in the series; still from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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