James Gunn: GOTG is About 'Adults Who Were Abused as Children'

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has always fancied his movie's characters as the MCU's misfits, and he gives a bit of insight on how he approaches characters like Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax. Talking to fans on Twitter, he says:

Thanks. Guardians of the Galaxy is, to me, more than anything else, about adults who were abused as children starting to heal, uneasily and in fits and starts, by building relationships with other adults who were abused as children.


When you watch the Guardians onscreen, you know they're on the side of good, but ultimately each of the members are dysfunctional in their own way. Star-Lord has his ego, Rocket drives everyone away, and Drax is, well, Drax. You may think Groot is fine, but there's something lonely about him being the only member of his species (that we've seen so far).

It may be a while before we get the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but James Gunn is already working on Vol. 3. Though he thinks that there could be more Guardians movies after the third, Gunn has come out to say that Vol. 3 will end the arc of this current roster of Guardians, and any movies in the future should focus on other new members. I just have my fingers crossed that Cosmo is finally a member of the team by the third film.

No specific release date has been announced for GOTG Vol. 3, but the movie is expected to release sometime in 2020.

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