Guardians of the Galaxy 4: James Gunn’s “Disappointing” Response to the Sequel

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By Iron Man

James Gunn responded with uncertainty, stating, “I’ll stop at 3, sorry (but thank you),” when asked about the possibility of Guardians of the Galaxy 4.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 left fans with mixed emotions. While it wrapped up the storyline of the original team, it hinted at the possibility of a new chapter for the Guardians. Director James Gunn’s recent comments on the potential for a fourth movie have disappointed some fans, as he has expressed that he will not be returning for another installment.

However, Gunn’s departure could open up exciting opportunities for a fresh take on the beloved group of heroes. In this article, we delve into the director’s statements, explore the reasons why Guardians of the Galaxy 4 needs a new director, and discuss the storytelling potential of the franchise.

The Uncertain Future of Guardians of the Galaxy 4

Despite the defeat of the High Evolutionary and the retirement of most of the original team members, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s post-credits scene introduced a new team led by Rocket Raccoon, leaving fans hopeful for a fourth movie. However, when a fan asked James Gunn about the possibility of Guardians of the Galaxy 4, he responded on Threads with a firm, yet gracious, reply: “I think I’ll leave it at 3, sorry (but thank you).” This statement seemed to close the door on Gunn’s return for another installment, disappointing fans who had hoped for more of his creative touch in the future.

The Elusive Possibility

While James Gunn’s recent response may have dashed some hopes, he had previously hinted at the possibility of a return to the Marvel universe. In November 2022, he told Entertainment Tonight, “Never say never,” suggesting that his involvement might not be entirely ruled out.

However, Gunn clarified that if another movie were to materialize, it would not be referred to as “Vol. 4,” indicating that it would likely be a new chapter rather than a direct continuation of the trilogy.

The Need for a New Director

James Gunn’s departure from the Guardians franchise presents an opportunity for Marvel Studios to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved team of misfits. The success of the trilogy, particularly the widespread acclaim for Vol. 3, proves that the Guardians’ story still resonates with audiences. To maintain the momentum and explore new storytelling avenues, hiring a new director is a logical step.

Marvel Studios’ Advantage

Marvel Studios has an advantage in this situation. With the potential to showcase a brand new take on the ragtag group of heroes, the studio can approach Guardians of the Galaxy 4 with renewed vigor. A different director could infuse their own unique style and vision into the franchise, while still respecting the groundwork laid by James Gunn. Gunn himself has shown support for a new director, expressing his excitement about seeing someone else’s take on the beloved characters.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is now streaming on Disney+.