The success of the first Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprise to everyone, and it stands to reason if the currently shooting sequel proves to be as lucrative for Marvel and Disney, they’ll eventually get around to putting a third movie into development.
But, if that were to happen, would they have James Gunn in the director’s chair again?
The director took to Facebook recently to answer some fan questions, and revealed that there have been discussions between himself and the studio about the possibility of returning to helm a threequel – however, he also admitted that once this film wraps he doesn’t have any set plan of action just yet.
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.
If Gunn did decide to remain on and helm a third movie, he’d only be the second Marvel director to so so after Joe and Anthony Russo, who are a lock to bring Avengers: Infinity War to the big screen following Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War.
We’d definitely love to see Gunn return to the director’s chair for a third time, but would he be willing to make that commitment once again, or would he prefer to try his hand at something new? Time will tell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.