Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently filming, and director James Gunn is playing for his next contract from Marvel Studios and Disney.
In behavior normally reserved for professional athletes, Gunn started to lay the groundwork for a new deal during his Facebook Q&A when asked about whether or not he will continue his relationship with Marvel.
“Right now I really am just concerned with doing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after this… Marvel has talked to me about continuing on. I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do or if that’s not what I want to do. I really just want to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the greatest possible movie that I can, and something that’s as honest and sincere and true as it can possibly be,” said Gunn.
Gunn is very sincere when he talks about making the best film possible, but he still wants to wait and see how much money Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 makes at the box office before he signs on for a third film. Gunn is a prized free agent after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy. It is practical to think he’s fielding as many offers as possible for other studios. Gunn 45, is still relatively young in his career, and he probably has other stories he would like to bring to the big screen. Unlike professional sports, Gunn does not have a finite about of time to make his films, the opportunities will be there after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell, and Pom Klementieff.
The Cosmic Heroes return to the big screen on May 5, 2017.