James Gunn May Change Up “Guardians” Canon

Just before the opening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in May, filmmaker James Gunn was attached to write and direct a third entry in the series that would serve as both a conclusion of the story of the current ‘team’ and serve to set up much of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking at the World Building panel (via Cinema Blend) at E3 this week, Gunn discussed his progress and revealed one continuity change he’s considering making – one that ties back to the first film’s police line-up scene:

“I’m writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday, which I’m excited about it and I feel really great about it. But…

I did something in the first movie of Guardians where it was in the background but it was distinctly there, and people know that it’s there. And I’m like goddammit because I have a really good storytelling reason for breaking the canon, and I stayed up last night figuring out if I’m gonna do it or not. I still don’t know.

In the first movie there is the mugshot sequence where the characters go through and they’re going through the mugshots and having their picture taken and the Nova Corps has information about each of the characters coming up on their little machinery.

Now, those things are something that your average viewer doesn’t see at all and doesn’t read, but there’s a lot of background I put into those things about who they’ve worked with, where they’re from, what’s going on. And it’s one of those things that I’m thinking about changing.”

The scene itself boasts character details such as planets of origin, past associations and unique qualities such as Gamora being the “last survivor of the Zehoberei People”.