James Gunn Discusses GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3, It's Development, and Providing Answers
We've got a long way to go before we start seeing anything from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but James Gunn is already hard at work on developing it. During a recent interview with Collider, the writer and director talked about the film and his process of developing it. One thing the third and final film in the story arc will give fans is a lot of answers.
“It’s been pretty easy. The truth is, the first movie is the first act, the second movie is the second act, and the third movie is the third act so I’m tying a lot of stuff together in the third film. We get a lot of answers on a lot of different things, so doing that in an elegant way takes a little bit of grace and elegance. It’s more challenging in that respect writing the third movie than the second movie.”
Gunn went on to offer some insight on his story development process, saying:
“I do an incredibly in-depth treatment for every movie. I think of writing a screenplay as creating the body of a human being and you’ve got to start with the skeleton, start with the bones, and you create the bones. You take a lot of time because that’s the actual base of the movie and if you screw that part up, later on down the line, you’re going to have a lot of mistakes. So by creating a really strong foundation for the story, that’s the most important thing. So I write a good treatment that’s probably about 70 pages long. It includes photographs and things like that. So that has been the way I’ve dealt with every movie and this one as well.”
This is why these films have turned out so damn good! The guy takes the time he needs to make sure he crafts the best script possible.
He goes on to say that he expects the production for the film will begin in a little more than a year, which means late 2018. There's no release date for the film, but if he starts shooting in late 2018, we can expect to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in late 2019 or early 2020.