James Gunn Reveals He Has a Thousand Ideas for Guardians 3

03/20/2017

In a recent interview with complex, director James Gunn was asked about the possibility of a third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film.

 

James Gunn came into Yahoo Studios Thursday for a Facebook Live discussion about The Belko Experiment, the bloody new workplace thriller he wrote and produced,but conversation inevitably turned to that other little property he masterminds, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Speaking with Yahoo Movies, he says if it happens he still isn’t sure he wants to come back but has plenty of inspiration regarding what these space heroes might get up to next.

“There are no specific plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But we know unless something goes horribly wrong, which is always possible, you never know, I think that Marvel would want to make another movie. [Marvel chief] Kevin Feige a year and a half ago said, ‘Yeah, one of our things that we’d be thinking about will be a Guardians Vol. 3.’

Gunn, whose spent the past three years working on Vol. 2, is less committal when it comes to his involvement, at least for the moment.

“I’m just trying to figure out what I’m going to do with the next three years of my life. I love making big movies, that’s my thing. It’s not about wanting to go back and tell the story of a diseased toe for $5,000. I would like to make another big movie.”

“So is that Vol. 3 or not? Is that the thing I’d want to do next or not? I don’t know, we’re talking about it. We’re figuring things out. And we’ll see where it goes. I’m excited about where the Guardians are gonna go, I’m excited about what they can do, and I have a thousand ideas for where the characters would go and the things they would do and what would happen next.”

James Gunn is executive producing Avengers: Infinity War, which will feature the Guardians in a key role. Though, they might not get much screen time. That is to be expected, as the sequel will feature upwards of 67 main characters across two movies. He has yet to announce his next project. This weekend, he has The Belko Experiment in theaters. He wrote and produced the thriller, which finds an office full of employees forced to kill each other to survive at the request of their supervisors. Even if Gunn doesn't come back for Vol. 3, we still have his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to look forward to in the near future.