It's good to be James Gunn these days, I think. With the run-up to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in full swing ahead of its May 5, 2017 release date — and the ever-busy Gunn also promoting his The Belko Experiment, which opens March 17, we've just heard an early tidbit on Guardians of the Galaxy 3: It'll happen for sure (big surprise, right?), but… if I'm interpreting this right… it just might go on without him. He tells Complex:
What are any plans regarding a Guardians 3?
There will be a Guardians 3, that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I'm going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I'm just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks.
Is there anything you can tease about the Guardians' involvement in Infinity War?
You know listen, I don't think we should overstate things that it is an Avengers movie, but the Guardians are a part of the cosmic universe, they're a part of Thanos' stories, so, they are in there, and they have, not the biggest, but, an integral part to that.