Just as I was sitting down for my evening cup of joe (and you wonder why I post at 3 am sometimes) the best possiby news I could have possibly heard for the day, week, year, or even lifetime has come in. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been confirmed by director James Gunn.
In an interview with Complex, he talks about The Belko Experiment, his independence with The Guardians frachise, the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and he had this to say regarding creative decisions on the two Guardians of the Galaxy films:
"It's a very self-enclosed story, so I deal with the Marvel guys every day on where we're going forward, but basically the story GOTG Vol. 2 is about the Guardians and it has no connection to the rest of the Marvel universe and none were ever mandated. So where it ends up is what anybody would have to deal with after that. I think people in general probably overestimate the amount of overall planning there is with the Marvel universe. At the end of the day, we're telling a longform story that has many different moving parts and within those stories there's a lot of freedom to do what you want. And I've been lucky in that the most creatively fulfilling freeing experience I've ever had making a film has been on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Without a doubt.
"...at the end of the day any choice was mine, if there's ever a disagreement we go in my direction. The entire story was written by me alone in a room back in August 2014, and it stayed that way from the very beginning. I have the budget to do everything I want to do creatively. It's an incredibly personal film for me. It feels strange when it's a movie about a talking raccoon and a bunch of aliens and space battles, but to me it's a personal story, which seems to be something so far that the audiences have seemed to understand immediately."
His cockiness, and you can ask my coworkers, alone is why I love this guy. He has a vision, he knows he is the best man for the job, and nobody will stand in his way. He is then questioned about a third installment.
"There will be a Guardians 3, that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I'm going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I'm just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks."
And for a quick teaser about The Guardians' involvement in Avengers: Infinity War.
"You know listen, I don't think we should overstate things that it is an Avengers movie, but the Guardians are a part of the cosmic universe, they're a part of Thanos' stories, so, they are in there, and they have, not the biggest, but, an integral part to that."
I said a long time ago that I did not think The Guardians would be absolutely huge in Avengers: Infinity War, and perhaps this confirms it. But, as for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3; take some advice from this reporter and BUY OUT GLADIATOR FROM FOX. Make him involved with Yondu, to where the Guardians must rescue him, and BOOM, theres your Vol.3.
What do you peeps think? What would be a good Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 storyline? Where will Star-Lord find Awesome Mixed Tape Vol. 3? Who woud be a good addition to the third installment? Let's hear it brothers and sisters!
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