James Gunn doesn’t care about Guardians of the Galaxy’s next line-up just yet
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn isn’t worried about the next formation of the superhero team.
During an interview with IGN, the 55-year-old filmmaker once again confirmed that this current version of Guardians of the Galaxy won’t be together for much longer.
“This iteration of the team is done after that [movie],” he said. But it seems like he cares too much about who comes next right now.
“I never said there was a new team,” he explained. “I don’t care about the new team. All I care about is what this team is and to be really true to the story of these characters, and to finish the story in an honorable way, and to completely tell the story of Rocket, and to completely tell the story of Nebula, and completely telling the story of Quill, and really getting into what it is now.
It’s no surprise that the Guardians of the Galaxy could change their line-up. After all, heroes come and go throughout comic book history, so a new roster for the MCU’s version of Guardians of the Galaxy would be an interesting change.
But Gunn doesn’t think that far ahead. And it seems like he doesn’t really like the interconnectedness of working in a cinematic universe because he’s telling his own stories within it.
“I’m not into everything that’s going on here, and it’s to set up this, and it’s to set up…I don’t care,” he said. “I never cared about any of that. All I care about is the story here and now, moving an audience, sharing our love for the material and our love for each other, with the audience. That is what matters.”
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 wrapped filming just a few months ago and will debut early next year as part of the upcoming Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, and Vin Diesel as Groot. They are joined by Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Chukwudi Iwuji and Will Poulter.
James Gunn wrote and directed the film based on characters created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.