Gunn Returning For Third “Guardians”?

Production on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is still in full swing in Atlanta, but director James Gunn recently got enough downtime to participate in a live Q&A with fans on his Facebook page.

At one point, the topic came up of what Gunn might do after “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” wrapped. He revealed that Marvel has already spoken with him about continuing on with another one afterwards:

“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.”

Gunn says production on the film is set to conclude in June ahead of a May 2017 premiere. Marvel has already locked down its slate through 2019, but has three booked in dates for 2020. Should a third “Guardians” proceed and take one of those dates, it wouldn’t begin production until 2019.