Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
We got some breaking news on the Marvel Studios front. While waiting for Gaurdians 2 to come out. James Gunn just released a doozy on Facebook about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. He confirmed some news about our favorite band of space misfits.
I’ll try and give you a quick synopsis. He let us know that the U.S. press junket for Guardians 2 will be starting this week before they move on to Europe. He talks about some of the common questions he gets asked about often.
“Wasn’t there a lot more pressure dealing with the sequel of a beloved film?” (No, there was less, because this time I knew there was an audience waiting to see it!) and, “What was it like working with Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone?” (Daunting and at times overwhelming – I ran around in my backyard as a kid pretending to be Snake Plissken and John Rambo, so these guys are true icons to me.)
Then he goes into the big meat and potatoes. Saying that the question he’s asked the most is. “What’s the deal with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, and are you going to direct?” According to his post it wasn’t an answer he could just say yes or no to. He talks about wanting to make sure it was done for the right reason and that we, the fans, would get a great trilogy of films.
“There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn’t want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn’t exist. I couldn’t do it for the money, and I couldn’t do it because it was what other people wanted me to do. I needed to do it because it was what I needed to do.”
So what’s the verdict?
He tells us how he has come to a true answer. That he could have saved it for the first reporter that asked, at the press junket. But that he wanted to get it out to the people that mattered the most first, the fans. What was his answer to whether he will be doing GotG Vol.3?
“So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. “
He talks about the love he has for all the characters, and that they plan to make a story , like Vol. 1 and 2, that goes beyond what we’ll expect. He thanks everyone from Marvel and Disney Studios. Stating that this isn’t just fluff.
“This is the kind of thing you’d expect a director to say about the people who have just hired him, but people who know me know I would never put up working with people I don’t like for a single movie, much less two, and much, much less three.”
If you would like to read the entire post you can go to James Gunn’s Facebook page.
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MEST5150 – Contributer