Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga Ooga-Chaka.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy was a big risk for Marvel Studios. Guardians was such an unknown property, writer/director James Gunn was largely given creative control over the film. It ended up being a runaway hit, due in no small part to Gunn’s influence. He has returned to helm the sequel that is currently in production as we speak, and I think it’s safe to say that a third film will follow if Vol. 2 is a success.
Gunn took to his Facebook today to answer fan questions about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. When asked if he would return for a potential Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he had this to say:
Right now I really am just concerned with doing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after this… Marvel has talked to me about continuing on. I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do or if that’s not what I want to do. I really just want to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the greatest possible movie that I can, and something that’s as honest and sincere and true as it can possibly be.
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that I would happily welcome the return of James Gunn for another Guardians sequel. Guardians of the Galaxy remains one of my favorite films in the MCU, partially due to the fact that it is so unique when compared to the rest of Marvel’s slate. Losing Gunn would lose a little of what makes Guardians stand out. Either way, I can’t wait for Vol. 2.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.