– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has made a huge impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did it confirm that Marvel can pretty much make a good movie out of any concept, but it also pioneered a more colorful, over-the-top style that Marvel Studios is now taking advantage of. While it’s likely not a total influence on the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok (that film’s style and tone is likely due to director Taika Waititi’s own sensibilities), it’s likely a tone Marvel was more willing to explore after Guardians’ success.

But what does this mean for the MCU as it begins to foray deeper and deeper into the cosmic side of things? Will every film set in the farthest reaches of space have a very similar tone? Given that James Gunn is reportedly helping to usher in Marvel Studios’ era of cosmic films, Collider thought to ask him that very question.

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Here’s what Gunn had to say:

“I would hope that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, every movie has its own unique feel and tone. And so, if it’s a James Gunn movie, it’s different from a Ryan Coogler movie, which is different from a Taika movie, which is different from a Peyton Reed movie. I think all the movies can be their own genre, they can be their own thing in the same way that if you grew up reading Marvel Comics, all the writers and the artist of the comic books brought very different tones to each of those.”

This is fantastic news. When superhero movies started hitting their stride a couple years back, everyone worried that superhero fatigue would set in. How would audiences be able to put up with all these films if it’s just the same thing over and over and over again? The solution was to have each film be in some other subgenre.

If Marvel Studios were to ditch that in favor of making every film like Guardians of the Galaxy, that wouldn’t go very far in ensuring the longevity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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SOURCE: Collider

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.