Filmmaker James Gunn has unsurprisingly confirmed that Marvel Studios is intent on making a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, but he’s not entirely sure if he’ll direct it. Speaking with Complex, he says:
“There will be a Guardians 3, that’s for sure. We’re trying to figure it out. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do really, that’s all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I’m going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I’m just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks.”
One of the big new elements of the upcoming sequel is the inclusion of Kurt Russell as Ego, the living planet who is also the father of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). Gunn has offered some new details on what to expect from the character:
“Ego is a living planet who is able to manifest himself in different ways he’s been alone for millions of years and he’s learned how to control the molecules around him in such a way as to create avatars of themselves, such as Kurt Russell. I think Ego was a very lonely character out there by himself and went off in search of love and perhaps found it in Quill’s mother.”
Additionally, Gunn spoke about the involvement of the Guardians in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”:
“You know listen, I don’t think we should overstate things that it is an Avengers movie, but the Guardians are a part of the cosmic universe, they’re a part of Thanos’ stories, so, they are in there, and they have, not the biggest, but, an integral part to that.”
Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens on May 5th with the characters returning for “Avengers: Infinity War” in May 2018.