‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Fans Are Going To Really Like The News That Just Broke
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn announced on Monday that he will return to the franchise for the third and final installment of the Marvel superhero film.
“Before I was able to honestly answer this, I needed to know it was, in my heart, what I truly felt called to do,” Gunn shared on Facebook. “There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn’t want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn’t exist. I couldn’t do it for the money, and I couldn’t do it because it was what other people wanted me to do.” (RELATED: WATCH: New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ Trailer Dropped [VIDEO])
“I needed to do it because it was what I needed to do,” he added. “I have never made choices in my career based on anything other than passion and love for the stories and characters, and I didn’t want to start now. So, after many months of ruminations and discussions, I know the answer.” (RELATED: Watch First Trailer For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ [VIDEO])
“I could save this answer for the first, random interviewer to ask me during the press junket but instead I thought I’d share it with the most important people in the Guardiansverse — you, the fans, who have been so incredibly supportive and enthusiastic over the past five years, it has moved me to tears on a regular basis,” he continued. “So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula–and some of the other forthcoming heroes–goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine, and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” returns to theaters with stars like Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel May 5, 2017.