James Gunn spits about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ trilogy

James Gunn.

James Gunn seems fucking down with the Marvel Process, man. Whereas it has burned out other directors (understandably), Gunn seems committed to riding the Guardians all the way through a complete trilogy. As someone who loved GotG, this fucking excites me. Recently, Gunn spoke about his longterm plan for the Band of Assholes.


James Gunn was set to return for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before Guardians of the Galaxy 1 even opened. But it seems his vision extends even beyond that. In a new interview he reveals he’s already been thinking about Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and has been since he was working on the first one. Hit the jump for James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy 3 comments.

Gunn hinted at his plans for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 while chatting with The Playlist.

We open up on a Mission: Impossible scenario where all the characters die… No, to be honest, I had the basic story for number two while I was working on number one, and perhaps even beyond that. So it’s gonna answer a lot of questions that are proposed in the first one, and we’ll be able to get to know some of the characters we didn’t get to know in the first one a little bit more, and we might meet a few new characters too.

While some filmmakers have chafed under the Marvel model, Gunn seems comfortable with the balance he’s struck between his own personal style and the studio’s constraints.

I very much knew that there were certain things about Guardians that needed to stay the Marvel way, but then figuring out a way around them to do my own thing was I think part of what made me have so much fun with the movie. So there’s always those things, whether they’re budgetary or otherwise. And even on Guardians, there was a lot of budgetary constraints.

Hooked on a feeling! Of anti-grimdark nonsense with heart.