James Gunn On Steven Tyler’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Wish


Recently, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler expressed that he “would do anything” to land a role in a potential Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The musician was speaking with People Magazine promoting his new film, Happy Birthday when he called to director James Gunn by name, hoping that he would join in on the fun in the near future.

Gunn was recently at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting the newest film he wrote, The Belko Experiment. During a Facebook Q&A, the filmmaker responded to Tyler’s shoutout and from the looks of it, Gunn’s a big fan.

Yes, I did hear that Steven Tyler wants to be in Guardians of the Galaxy. He gave me a shout-out the other day in an interview. He said, ‘James Gunn are you listening?’ The answer is: Steven, yes I am listening. And I’m a big fan of Steven Tyler’s. I had the pleasure of directing his daughter Liv in a movie (Super) in which she was fantastic, and I met him for a few seconds at a screening of that movie. He’s a cool guy. And of course I would love to work with Steven Tyler sometime.

Of course, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 recently wrapped production and at the moment, there seem to be no plans for a Vol. 3. However, Gunn recently responded to a Twitter question, and if he were to direct a third entry in the Guardians franchise, he would love to have Tyler along for the ride.

If nothing else, I hope there is an Aerosmith song is featured on Peter Quill’s Awesome Mixtape #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.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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  • Vegas82

    I guess we’ll see if Marvel is happy enough with 2 to put Gunn on 3. I can’t imagine them replacing him at the moment though.

    • Carl

      I don’t think there is a question on if Marvel would put Gunn on part 3. It’s if Gunn wants to do part 3. He’s said he isn’t sure if he wants to do something else or not yet.

      • Steve Steve

        It will really depend on whether Gunn has enough good ideas for another film. The track record is not good for directorial three-peats in a franchise (Sam Raimi’s Spiderman and Paul Greengrass’ Bourne both come to mind).

        Heck, even sequels have not exactly been glowing. Whedon’s Avengers 2, Favreau’s Iron Man, Bay’s Transformers, the Wachowski’s Matrix, Abrams’ Star Trek, and many more.

        GOTG2 will probably be fantastic, but that doesn’t mean Gunn should do a third. I don’t think there’s ever been a director who nailed his third film in a franchise… maybe Rocky III.

        • Carl

          Yeah not a lot of history there. I believe in him though. Cap 3 was great but that was just the last 2 by the Russo’s. Return of the Jedi? Although Lucas didn’t direct them all. The Dark Knight Rises? Still good but not the best of the series. Nolan clearly lost some passion there.

          • Steve Steve

            I’d say Nolan is the exception that proves the rule. Looking at any franchise, the multi-film directors always lose steam. Pirates of the Caribbean, Hangover, Ghostbusters (from the 80’s), Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes, James Bond Spectre, and I’m sure there are many more. It stems from the thought process: “let’s do the same thing again.”

            Sometimes that works well (Rocky, the Dollars trilogy, etc). Most of the time it sputters (see above).

            I considered Die Hard, but McTiernan only did one and three, perhaps avoiding the sequel let-down.

            I also considered LOTR, but that is really one long movie with the Hobbit as its underwhelming sequel.

          • Carl

            It doesn’t really seem like there is enough data to draw a significant conclusion from. If GoTG Vol 2 turns out to be similar in quality to the original than I see no reason why Gunn couldn’t do it again. He doesn’t seem like the type that would decide to do it if he wasn’t going to give 100%.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Oh I’m sure Marvel’s happy with him. On Gunn’s FB page, there’s a video of GOTG’s wrap party, where Chris Pratt, while emceeing, announced that the shoot finished not only ahead of schedule, but also below budget…Trust, Kevin Feige and Disney is lovin’ them some Gunn!

  • theheartsleeves

    God no… Keep Tyler far away..