James Gunn recently confirmed that he would in fact be directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The film is expected to be released post-Avengers: Infinity War and Gunn will have the opportunity to bring everyone’s favorite galactic A-holes on another exciting adventure.
With Avengers: Infinity War currently in production along with the fourth Avengers film set to film right afterwards, audiences will finally see the Guardians appearing alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But given the fact that these two defining chapters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are boasting some major things, where do the Guardians go from there?
Obviously, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is certainly looking into the future of these characters alongside Gunn. Feige told THR:
I think James in particular has an amazing connection with these characters and with this cosmic world. So he, I think, could easily oversee additional stories beyond Vol. 3. And I think has them and just continues to come up with them, which is cool. All of our core writers and filmmakers know what we are doing in other places and help give input on the various projects.
Gunn also discussed that with Vol. 3, he intends on setting up a standard for the MCU in the next decade:
I will be helping to plant the seeds that will lead to the next decade. I’m helping to decide what projects we’ll be pursuing outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3… and what the next cosmic characters we will focus on.
Here’s the synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Written and directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.