– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Against all odds, writer-director James Gunn managed to take a very obscure set of characters and inject them straight into the mainstream. The first Guardians of the Galaxy film was a huge hit, and Vol. 2 managed to capitalize on that success, paving the way for their involvement in the overall plot of Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4.

But we know that, no matter what happens in Avengers 4, that some of the characters will be returning for the already-announced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn is returning to the writer-director role for the flick, and while details are sparse, he recently took to Facebook to discuss the film a bit.

In some of the comments, he revealed that they would not be utilizing any Fox characters because the deal hasn’t gone through yet and they are too far along. Even if they do use them later (if the deal goes through) then it couldn’t be in a meaningful way. More than that, he also revealed that the film will be very different from its predecessors, saying:

“It’s very, very, very different. Very different, but I won’t say how! You’ll have to wait to see the movie, it’s a long time away.”

I say this is a great thing to hear. While we love the franchise, it has very much been what folks think of when they think of the Marvel Studios tone — with the jokes consistently undercutting dramatic moments. By this point, audiences may be bored with it, so if they retain most aspects of what people love, in addition to changing up everything else, it can ensure that it doesn’t grow stale.

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SOURCE: James Gunn (via CinemaBlend)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.