James Gunn's Post-Guardians 3 Plans Include New 'Element for Marvel Cosmic Universe'

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" director James Gunn has made no bones about his plans to direct Marvel movies beyond the already-confirmed "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" - and according to Gunn himself, those films could spin directly out of the third Guardians film but will stick to the "cosmic" side of things.

"We talk about it all the time. It’s already a part of what I'm doing with Marvel and the conversations that Kevin [Feige] and I have every day," Gunn told IGN. "When we’re talking about "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," and that story, that’s a story that will lead to other stories. It's innate to the DNA that that’s the end of a trilogy but it’s the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe. That's a part of what I’m doing now."

As for what those stories may be, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" set up the inclusion of Adam Warlock as well as the original comic book Guardians of the Galaxy, and "Avengers: Infinity War" will explore other aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - all of which may leave many possible subjects for further films on the table.

Originally published on Newsarama, a sister site to Space.com.

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George Marston
Newsarama Writer

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)