Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Director Teases Casting of Dozens of Actors

By Pierre Chanliau Posted:
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Filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and its spinoff The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special both plan to begin in November 2021, meaning that fans will inevitably hear more about casting for both projects. Already, it's been revealed that Will Poulter will be playing Adam Warlock, a popular cosmic character among comic book fans.

Not much is known about the film aside from Gamora and Nebula supposedly being the primary focus of the threequel, to the point that it's "the sisters' story." 

Director James Gunn also advised fans to watch The Holiday Special, as it will contain "stuff that you need to learn before [Guardians of the Galaxy] Vol. 3."

Now, with filming so close, it wouldn't be unsurprising if other actors hadn't already been cast in both projects unbeknownst to the public, which is precisely what Gunn recently confirmed.

Dozens More Cast in Gunn's Guardians Threequel

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

On Twitter, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said that "Dozens of roles have been cast in [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3]."

Additionally, Gunn confirmed that the threequel has recently been "all cast up" and explained his method of casting roles:

"I believe we cast our first new role for [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3] back in April, & we just recently became all cast up. I love finding new actors (new to me or to the world), but I hate finding all the great talent along the way who I can't find a place for in the movie."

Casting Finished for Both Film and Holiday Special?

When Gunn talked about The Holiday Special introducing "one of the greatest MCU characters of all time," many jumped to the conclusion that the character being introduced would be Adam Warlock. Warlock was previously teased in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but hasn't been seen or mentioned until now.

If this mysterious character in The Holiday Special is actually "Space Jesus" himself, then Gunn mentioning Vol. 3 being "all cast up" could apply to the Disney+ special, too. Fans will know for sure when news of the cast in the film and special slowly trickles out.

Unlike the rest of the film slate at Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still releasing in theaters on May 5, 2023.

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- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.