In an interview with Complex, director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy and Dawn of the Dead), confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is in the future. Marvel usually has plans for many years in advance, and Gunn’s wording suggests that the sequel will arrive with or without him, but he hasn’t decided what his involvement will be yet.
This comes after Gunn has wavered on the question of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for the past year, previously stating that he had no real plans and his mind wasn’t made up yet on the matter.
His statement, now, is a much firmer confirmation:
“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.”
Though Gunn might not be involved in the third movie, the stars likely will be, as they continue to be a part of the series in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The latter will be in theaters on May 5th, and we’ll likely hear more about Vol. 3 then.
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