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James Gunn on Guardians 3 filming details

August 8th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

Despite the wider MCU inevitably drawing characters and storylines into a huge, overarching narrative, it seems that James Gunn is keen to keep the core Guardians of the Galaxy story as close to an old-fashioned trilogy as possible.

Gunn has previously said that the third Guardians stand-alone flick will be the last for the “present iteration” as we know them. After being interviewed by Collider recently, it appears that he’s working fairly hard on crafting that difficult third album. Or volume, in this case.

Although not giving too much away, Gunn has hinted about possible storylines in the third film: “There’s always discussion with Ravagers — it would be The Ravagers… It’s always a possibility. I would be excited.” This would of course tie in with the mid-credits scene at the end of Vol.2 that saw the Ravager clans putting their differences aside and starting to band together again. Gunn is apparently in the middle of the writing process, expecting filming to start in “a little more than a year”. Although Marvel hasn’t announced the release date yet, Dunn said he knows “when the basic time is.

The director was asked about the writing process, and if it’s difficult drafting the third film in a trilogy. He replied that:

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.

He also explained some of the details about his writing 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.

Watch the interview here:

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Source: Collider

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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