The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have its future set in stone for the next two years, but there are a handful of entries still in the earliest stages of development. This group of movies with unconfirmed release dates includes director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which he will take on after completing The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker for the DCEU.
The Guardians franchise is known, among many things, for its remarkable visual effects with so much of the story set in the vast reaches of space. This will undoubtedly be the same case for Gunn's third directorial effort in the MCU, which will follow the galactic band of misfits in their journey after the Infinity Saga.
As Marvel moves into Phase 4, the team behind the magic is always looking for ways to improve on their storytelling both in terms of plot and visuals. Thanks to a social media blast, one specific on the advancement in visuals has just been revealed.
GUARDIANS 3 TO USE VOLUME TECH FROM THE MANDALORIAN
Recently on Twitter, Marvel director James Gunn tackled a fan question that asked if he plans for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 to use the revolutionary Stagecraft/Volume technology made famous by Lucasfilm's The Mandalorian. Simply put, Gunn responded that this tech will be used in his next MCU movie:
Yes, some. where it fits.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 5, 2021
THE FUTURE OF MOVIEMAKING IS EVOLVING
This technology is quickly becoming a regular tool in making major movies and TV shows, especially within the ranks of Disney Studios.
The Volume Tech helped bring The Mandalorian to life as the team used it to create incredibly realistic backgrounds in space, and the tech will be put to use in the MCU for Taika Waititi's 2022 release of Thor: Love and Thunder. Waititi first used it when he directed the season finale of The Mandalorian Season 2 and it's clear that he found it to be a huge benefit.
Considering its inclusion in the fourth solo movie for the God of Thunder, it makes plenty of sense for James Gunn to try it out for his own cosmic journey with the Guardians when they take on their third solo adventure. The story behind this threequel is still a mystery, but it's guaranteed that they will explore worlds and realms similar to those put to screen in the aforementioned projects.
The Volume Tech gives movie crews the ability to shoot from any angle necessary by creating a 360-degree view of the world being portrayed. It moves with the camera to make for a realistic image of where the characters on screen are at any particular moment. For as visually stunning as Gunn's first two Marvel movies were, this tech should take that aspect to even higher levels once filming commences.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 will begin production in late 2021 before it releases in 2023.