Now that Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have shown Marvel Studios, Disney, and the public that the insane cosmic universe can be done. It's not surprising that it's going to be a big part of the Marvel experience going forward. At the moment, there are only two movies confirmed after Avengers 4, and one of them is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn has, essentially, become the head of the Marvel Cosmic Universe and where that little corner of the MCU goes after Avengers 4.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Gunn was asked about the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe and confirmed that scripts are in the works:
"Those scripts are already in the works. Kevin and I talk about it all the time, we just had a meeting today. Discussing what is the next iteration of cosmic characters and where are the characters that've we've already created going to go in the next batch of films."
Gunn once again confirmed his interest in working on something with the original Guardians team we saw in the comics, but we won't be seeing anyone traveling forward in time 1000 years.
"That is not something that we're dealing with. These are older characters and more criminal than our Guardians. So we're focusing on that."
Finally, he spoke about Adam Warlock. It's already been confirmed that Gunn had to fight to keep that after-credits scene in the movie by declaring that Warlock won't have a part in the Infinity Gauntlet story line. This has confused some fans since Warlock plays such a crucial role in the Gauntlet story, but Gunn isn't afraid to deviate from the comics.
"I always do what's best for the movie. A lot of times, that means taking things from the source material and other times it's changing things. I've changed a lot already from the comics with the Guardians. Groot's personality in the first Guardians, which people loved, was nothing like his personality in the comics. He didn't have that puppy dog innocence that we love about Groot. I don't restraint myself in any way when it comes to using stuff from the comics or not using it."
There is nothing wrong with deviating from the source material. Some changes in adaptation are fine, because that's what an adaptation is.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 8th and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 22nd.
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