James Gunn was set to return for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before Guardians of the Galaxy 1 even opened. But it seems his vision extends even beyond that. In a new interview he reveals he’s already been thinking about Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and has been since he was working on the first one.
I think it’s good that he has the story in his head and they’re not just making more because of money.
If Gunn really has plans for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 worked out in his head, and if Marvel really lets him bring them to fruition, it could make the Guardians of the Galaxy series a bit unusual for the MCU. While all the MCU movies are connected in some way, the individual franchises don’t really tell a single serialized story in the way that, say, the Hunger Games movies do. No one refers to Iron Man 1-3 as a “trilogy” even though it technically is one.
That’s a good observation. Of course Guardians of the Galaxy is already different. It feels like its own thing even though it is technically connected to the MCU. We even got a plot that had to do with the infinity stones. And yet, it feels like its own thing. This trilogy business would solidify that.