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James Gunn Confirms Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Will Be His Last

James Gunn Confirms Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Will Be His Last

James Gunn has confirmed he'll direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3, saying it will be his last with the franchise.

After he posted an image of the Marvel directors' round table from Infinity War, he was inundated with comments and questions.

Gunn was asked about his next moves on an Instagram post. Credit: Instagram/jamesgunn
Gunn was asked about his next moves on an Instagram post. Credit: Instagram/jamesgunn

As usual, he was answering a few of them. One very telling one asked: "How many GoG movies are you ready to direct?"

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He answered: "1 more."

Straight to the point there, James.


Short and sweet. Credit: instagram/jamesgunn
Short and sweet. Credit: instagram/jamesgunn
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Obviously - there's no guarantees on whether he will change his mind in time, but for now, it appears he will only be directing one more, as planned.

Another question he was asked was when it might be out, he replied: "After The Suicide Squad."

Gunn will be working with Warner Brothers on their DC Comics movie The Suicide Squad. Filming is set to start next month in Atlanta and should be released on 6 August 2021.

We're not lucky enough to have a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy just yet, but production won't begin until Gunn has finished up with The Suicide Squad.

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Details for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 aren't available yet. As usual though, fans have been theorising online, with many expecting Mantis, Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket and Drax to all be coping with the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.

We're also not sure whether or not Thor will appear in the movie, but some fans are expecting him to show up.

Gunn was reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after he was fired last year after someone dug up a string of offensive tweets.

Marvel put the film on hold after the posts were found in which Gunn appeared to make light of paedophilia, rape and the 9/11 terror attack.

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Deadline reported that Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn was persuaded to rehire him following his handling of the situation and also his public apology.

Gunn, who helped write the first two Guardians Of The Galaxy movies and was writing the script for the third film in the franchise, has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump's presidency, which irked a number of conservative commentators.

Gunn with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast in 2017. Credit: PA
Gunn with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast in 2017. Credit: PA
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Defending himself back in July last year, 52-year-old Gunn took to Twitter (before the account was deleted), saying: "Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo.

"As I have discussed publicly many times, as I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humour.

"It's not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger."

At the time Alan Horn chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said: "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed our business relationship with him."

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Topics: TV and Film, Marvel

Amelia Ward

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