Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most unique properties that Marvel has in their cinematic universe, and it's hard to imagine anyone but James Gunn at the helm of these films. He's currently in production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, but he had some time recently to do a live Q&A with his fans on his Facebook page. It's awesome that he makes the time to actually do stuff like that.
A variety of topics were brought up during the conversation from why there isn't a trailer for the film yet to whether or not Howard the Duck would make another appearance (to which Gunn just shrugged). However, when Gunn was asked if he would be back to direct a third installment of the film, which we all know is eventually going to happen, he wasn't quite sure. This is something he isn't really thinking about at the moment because he's focused on what he's doing right now. He explains:
"Right now I really am just concerned with doing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after this… Marvel has talked to me about continuing on. I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do or if that’s not what I want to do. I really just want to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the greatest possible movie that I can, and something that’s as honest and sincere and true as it can possibly be.”
I know the guy can't do Guardians of the Galaxy for the rest of his career. But it would be nice to see him makes at least one more after Vol. 2. The director previously said that he had already planned out a three film story arc before he even shot the first movie. So he's got to at least finish that out.
Gunn will finish shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in June, and it will be released in theaters on May 5th, 2017. You can watch Gunn's Q&A session below.