Yes, it has, according to director James Gunn’s Facebook page. The director first offered this missive before posting a couple pics from the wrap party:
And that is an Official Wrap on Guardians of the Galaxy. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you involved with this film. Everyone down the line has been one hundred percent supportive of me and the Marvel team at every turn, and although I can be harsh or hurried at times, it has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I feel profoundly fortunate to have been surrounded by the people on this film – because of your talent, your insight, your passion, your liveliness, and your friendship. From the cast to the producers to the costumers to the A.D.s to the stand-ins to the P.A.s to the extras to the stunties and on and on, this movie is what it is because of all of you. Thank you thank you thank you a thousand times, from the bottom of my heart. I love you all.
Okay, maybe it’s not that surprising. Guardians of the Galaxy still isn’t out until next August, but there are a couple factors to consider that suggest there’s still a ways to go. First is the mountain of CGI work that’s certain to go into this picture. Two of the characters, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) are completely computer generated, and nearly the entire adventure takes place in space. We’re betting the folks in charge of post-production haven’t forgotten DC’s well documented example of how such a visual effects-reliant movie can fail. (Granted, The Green Lantern had a lot more issues than some questionable CGI, but it sure didn’t help matters.)
It’s also worth considering what Thor: The Dark Word director Alan Taylor said recently regarding Marvel’s process. Just because principal photography has wrapped, that doesn’t mean the cameras will stop rolling. Guardians has come across as much more of a cohesive project than the Thor sequel so far, but it’s early.
Guardians wrapping principal photography also means Disney/Marvel has footage to work with. We’d be a little surprised if there wasn’t at least a teaser trailer of some kind rolling before every Disney film in theaters this holiday season. We’ll keep you updated if we hear of anything on the horizon.