Posted November 13, 2014 by Jom Guiao in Movies/TV

James Gunn on the Possibility of “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3″

If you’re already excited for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, then get even more excited because James Gunn is already thinking of what’s to come after that.


Guardians of the Galaxy‘s performance in the box office far exceeded everyone’s expectations. Nobody would have thought that a movie based on a comic with a relatively smaller following than other superhero powerhouses would possibly be the biggest movie of the year. So it was a complete turn around from what was earlier expected that Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 during their phase 3 reveal.

Fans will be pleased to hear that Gunn already has ideas for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and possibly beyond that. While not guaranteeing a third installation for the franchsie, Gunn has expressed his desire to continue making movies for the franchise.

James Gunn, director of Guardians of Galaxy, opened up on the follow up project with The Playlist. “I had the basic story for number two while I was working on number one, and perhaps even beyond that” Gunn said “so it’s gonna answer a lot of questions that are proposed in the first one, and we’ll be able to get to know some of the characters we didn’t get to know in the first one a little bit more, and we might meet a few new characters too.”

Gunn also expressed his preference for big budget movies. “Generally I like making big movies!  It suits me, especially when I can make them like ‘Guardians’ where I’m actually loving what I’m telling.” Gunn confessed. “I wouldn’t want to go off and do something I wasn’t excited about, but luckily I’m excited by big pop things, I’m just like that.”

When faced with a smaller budget, Gunn wants to do something that will not affect the quality of his work. His solution for this would be do to a television series instead. Much like “True Detective“, he wants to make short series with depth. “I think if I were to do something in a lower budget, I’d probably do it in another medium.  I would be more interested in doing something like that on television — something I haven’t done … But I have commitment issues in everything, so I don’t think I could really be a showrunner, but the idea of kicking something off is appealing, or doing a 6-12 episode self-contained series … Definitely ‘True Detective’ was a great example of one director, one story.  It worked fantastically well.”

Jom Guiao