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James Gunn has finished the treatment of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3… but has painted himself into a corner

June 14th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Now that we’ve been appropriately thrilled by Guardians of the Galaxy Vols 1 and 2, we are now waiting patiently – not patiently – for the third volume and, while it’s still al long time away, we know two things about it now.

Firstly, writer/director James Gunn has finished the first treatment for the movie and secondly, he may have outsmarted himself a little.

Speaking at E3, he said: “I’m writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday.

“I’m excited about it. I feel really great about it. But there’s one little thing that I had in the first movie,” he told the audience during a presentation at E3. “Now, Marvel Canon – MCU – is crazy … I did something in [Guardians of the Galaxy] where it was in the background but it was distinctly there, and people know that it’s there … I have a really good storytelling reason for breaking the canon, and I stayed up last night figuring out if I’m gonna do it or not. I still don’t know.”

But what – or where – has he come a cropper? Well: “In the first movie there is the mugshot sequence (see image above) where the characters go through and they’re going through the mugshots and having their picture taken. And the Nova Corps has information about each of the characters coming up on their machinery.

“Those things are something that your average viewer doesn’t see at all. But there’s a lot of background I put into those things about who they’ve worked with, where they are from, what’s going on. And it’s one of those things that I’m thinking about changing.”


We reckon this is the perfectionist in Gunn shining through because, as one person in the audience said, the Nova Corps records may not be that trustworthy…

What do you think? Should Gunn contradict the MCU’s now established continuity? We’ll all know when the movie comes out, whenever that may be.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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