It doesn’t look like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will end with a cliffhanger. Director James Gunn says he isn’t sure that there will be a third film in the franchise.
Gunn was recently asked about directing another sequel during a Facebook Q&A. “There are no real plans, and I haven’t made up my mind yet what I’m doing next,” Gunn revealed.
Considering the second film isn’t due in theaters until spring, there is still time to decide. If the sequel breaks as many records as the first, it’s hard to imagine Marvel passing up a third movie. However, if Marvel doesn’t decide to order a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Gunn likely won’t be directing any other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.
When a fan asked if he would work on other MCU films after he finishes “GotG,” he answered, “Probably not, no. I’m not sure what’s going on next but IF I chose to stay in the MCU I’d be playing solely with cosmic characters related to the Guardians-verse.”
Gunn also explained that he didn’t just direct the “GotG” movies, but also the new Disneyland ride. When someone asked how he felt about Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT!, Gunn was very positive about it. “I directed it, so I feel good about it,” he said of the ride, which will replace the Tower of Terror in 2017. “I had my reservations, but when they showed me what they planned on doing, I was all in. It’s incredibly awesome.”
While a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie isn’t guaranteed, “Vol. 2” won’t be the last time audiences see Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). When asked about which character he is excited to work with in “Avengers: Infinity War,” director Anthony Russo revealed that Peter Quill was expected to appear.
“The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the MCU so you don't want to get into spoilers but I'm a big fan of what James Gunn has done,” Russo told Comicbook.com in April. “[Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you’d be very excited.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to land in theaters on May 5, 2017.