Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just over a month away. James Gunn in an interview earlier this month talked about the future of the franchise, simply stating that, yeah, Marvel will most likely want to do another one of these. This is one of their most successful franchises. Well, this news got people stoked, and got them speculating about where the franchise could go and when it will be released. Whoa, wait a minute…James Gunn saw something off here. Why are they talking about the third movie when the second one hasn’t even come out yet???
Here’s what he had to say:
People are obsessed about the third one and they haven’t even seen the second one yet! What if they all hate the second one? Then they’re not going to be so obsessed anymore. It’s all about what’s in the future; it’s never about what we have right now. I think if anything, this Guardians is about what they are in this moment — and I think that’s what it’s been like for me working on the movie. It really isn’t about thinking down the road and how can we make something great someday — it’s how can we make something great right now in this moment that will affect people’s lives for the better. That’s what Vol. 2 is.
Is Gunn pointing to a larger societal problem of millennials not living in the present and constantly looking towards the future? Is he maybe suggesting that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 won’t be as good as people hope it will be? Probably not, but it is a little extreme to obsess over something that might happen, when you have something great right in front of you. Seriously, people aren’t even really talking about the Last Jedi sequel yet. And it’s true, maybe Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will bomb and cause Marvel and all these crazy fans to second guess their loyalty to the Guardians brand. What is certain, is that Guardians 2 is what we should be focusing on right now.
Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A new billboard was recently opened in LA and Gunn couldn’t wait to share it with his fans! Starlord in all his awesome glory, folks. Check out the billboard below.
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 is set to be released May 5, tickets are on sale now. And that’s something you can understandably be excited about.