Chris Pratt has avoided a tricky Avengers 4 question in a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom interview by deflecting the subject to another film altogether, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The interviewer asked Pratt what he imagines his Marvel character, Star-Lord, has been up to between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. It’s a tricky question because Star-Lord died in Infinity War along with much of his crew after Thanos’ completed his genocidal quest… and yet it’s all but confirmed that the character will appear in GotG Vol. 3.
So, to deflect the somewhat paradoxical question, Pratt offered some light news on the production of GotG Vol. 3, which is that filming on the threequel will begin in January. That’s not saying much about how the remaining members of the Guardians might be reunited with their deceased members (right now the team has been reduced to Rocket and, maybe, Nebula), but it’s something.
The filming date aligns with rumors earlier this year that GotG Vol. 3 would start filming early in 2019. Aside from that, little is know about the third film other than Adam Warlock has not been confirmed, despite rumors to the contrary, and that director James Gunn will be using the final film in the series to provide “a lot of answers.”
Last year, Gunn confirmed that GotG Vol. 3 will hit theaters “in a little under three years.” Barring any more catastrophes in Avengers 4, it’s likely Bradley Cooper will return as Rocket alongside Karen Gillan’s Nebula. Chris Pratt has all but confirmed that Star-Lord will be returning for the sequel. Most other characters, like Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel’s Groot and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis are less certain, though, having died at the end of Infinity War.
Even further down the likelihood list is Zoe Saldana’s Gamora. While most of the Guardians crew died as a result of Thanos’ universe-altering finger snap, Gamora died much earlier in Infinity War from a fatal fall. Infinity War audiences saw a childhood version of Gamora appear to Thanos in what looked like the Soul World, but the film’s directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, have urged fans not place too much emphasis on that appearance.
The Guardians of the Galaxy can currently be seen in Avengers: Infinity War. In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.