With the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy confirmed in April and being set to help Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige work out the future of the cosmic setting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Gunn has a lot on his plate.
But the writer-director already has an idea of how he's going to bring the Guardians trilogy to a close. Speaking to Collider, Gunn talked about putting together what he sees as the misfit space team's third act.
"The truth is, the first movie is the first act, the second movie is the second act, the third movie is the third act," Gunn said. "So, I'm tying a lot of stuff together in the third film, we get a lot of answers to a lot of different things. And so, doing that in an elegant way, it takes a little bit of grace and elegance and it's more challenging in that respect."
How can that grace and elegance be achieved? Gunn said it all lies in his very human approach to writing.
"I think of writing a screenplay as like creating the body of a human being, and you've got to start with the skeleton, the bones, and you've got to take a lot of time because that's the actual base of the movie. If you screw that part up, later down the line you're going to have a lot of mistakes."
Can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? You can pick up a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Blu-ray when it releases August 22.