James Gunn Will Still Work With Marvel After ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

James Gunn On Whether He'd Return For A Third 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Movie Heroic Hollywood
James Gunn has reaffirmed that he still plans to work with Marvel Studios after his current commitments with the company expire… Which now include the director’s seat for the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Gunn talked with The Hollywood Reporter about his future plans after the recently-announced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and the short answer is that he’s not planning quitting Marvel anytime soon:

“[My decision to commit to the third movie] doesn’t mean it will be the end of my relationship with Marvel.”

So Marvel fans can rest easy knowing that Gunn isn’t going anywhere. Gunn has previously expressed interest in doing a Thunderbolts movie, so if he were to outright direct a Marvel movie after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that would likely be it. Though it may also be that Gunn could step back from directing future movies and that he’d just remain on-board as a producer, as he’s set to do with Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel (as he’s overseeing how the Guardians fit into Marvel’s biggest crossover ever).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 blasts off on May 5, 2017. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Kurt Russell as Ego, and Sylvester Stallone in a spoiler-filled supporting roleGuardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 does not have a release date scheduled, but the earliest window that the second sequel could be released in is 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

10 Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

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It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).

In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.

Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.

Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Maxi Iroh

    That’s a bad thing in my opinion, other than Marvel and Gunn himself, no one wants him doing superhero movies over and over again. Also, Super > GotG.

    • 39steps

      Settle down, Sammi.

      • Maxi Iroh