Nothing Has Been Filmed Yet for Upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” Roller Coaster at EPCOT, Adding to Construction Delays
Yesterday, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, tweeted that Filming has yet to begin for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction in EPCOT.
This news comes as a response to a question about Gunn’s busy filming schedule for 2021.
The pandemic has derailed a lot of filming in Hollywood and along with that, the construction progress of the attraction. That being said, the ride was already being built before it was clear when a 3rd Guardians of the Galaxy film would be made. In fact, the main story and the villain of the ride (or if there will even be one) weren’t nailed down yet when the attraction was announced. The decision early in development to cut away a fleet of audio-animatronic figures from the ride wasn’t just budgetary, but also seemingly a way to make sure the attraction could be built without figuring out exactly who or what might be in it when it opens. Attractions with projection-based scenes do have this luxury.
Disney shared the first look of the ride vehicles last year and while construction has continued on the attraction, no opening date has been announced. Part of the delays could be the inability to get the cast of the film together to do anything, thanks to both the pandemic and the tumultuous production of the 3rd film in the series.