James Gunn also reveals that the blockbuster and this Disney Plus movie will be shot at the same time.
While The Suicide Squad is hitting theaters this week, James gunn responds to numerous interviews, and he is obviously asked about his next films and series, whether they are still for the DC Universe of the Warner Bros. (he directs several episodes of the spin-off dedicated to Peacemaker, played by John Cena) or for the competitor, Marvel. Near Collider, he thus reveals that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, due in theaters in May 2023, will be shot at the same time as the “Christmas Special” intended to be broadcast on Disney Plus in December 2022, and that it will be necessary to have seen this one to fully understand the intrigue of the last blockbuster of its trilogy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will still be a little bit apart in the MCU
“Yes, this episode will be part of ‘canon’, it will be about the Guardians and there you will learn things that you will need to know before you see Volume 3. It’s cool, I’m really happy with this project. Shoot it at the same time as the film, so I’ll use multiple sets for both, and the same cast, obviously. We’ll be filming at the same time, but the episode will be edited and finished before the feature film. “
The trailer for The Suicide Squad, currently at the cinema:
James Gunn advocates crossover between Marvel and DC superheroes