James Gunn to return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
James Gunn will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
It’s rare that a director stays with a film series for more than three films. That or even the whole trilogy for that matter. There are exceptions, of course, such as Peter Jackson with Lord of the Rings or Christopher Nolan with his Dark Knight trilogy. More often, though, the director’s chair is occupied by several directors for a series, but that won’t be the case for Guardians of the Galaxy, at least for the first three films. Fans who loved the first movie will be happy to know that James Gunn will return to write and direct the third installment of the series, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The announcement comes even before Volume 2 hits theaters, though the buzz for the film has picked up even more with test screenings scoring incredibly high results. Considering how interactive Gunn is with fans, it’s no surprise that he made the announcement through his Facebook page. He talked about the project on Monday before embarking on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press tour.
“So, after many months of ruminations and discussions, I know the answer,” Gunn said. “I could save this answer for the first, random interviewer to ask me during the press junket but instead I thought I’d share it with the most important people in the Guardiansverse – you, the fans, who have been so incredibly supportive and enthusiastic over the past five years, it has moved me to tears on a regular basis. So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
Considering how obscure the source material was when the first movie was released, it was still a huge success. It grossed $773 worldwide that included $333 million at the domestic market. Critics also gave the movie very favorable reviews.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Synopsis: Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.