With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it's clear that writer-director James Gunn has his finger on the pulse on the other MCU -- Marvel's Cosmic Universe. But when it was announced that Gunn would be working with Kevin Feige to shape what that universe would look like, there were some concerns that everything would be like Guardians, a "James Gunn movie."
However, Gunn told Collider that Marvel's cosmic side will be just like it's earthbound cinematic counterparts and be visually and tonally diverse.
"I would hope that [with] the Marvel Cinematic Universe asd a whole, every movie has its own unique feel and tone. And so, if it's a James Gunn movie, it's different from a Ryan Coogler movie, which is different from a Taika movie, which is different from a Peyton Reed movie. I think all the movies can be their own genre, they can be their own thing in the same way that if you grew up reading Marvel Comics, all the writers and the artist of the comic books brought very different tones to each of those," Gunn said.
This is good news for fans who have been hoping to see some decidedly non-Guardians characters starring in their own films within the cosmic setting. Fans have been asking for a Richard Rider Nova movie for some time and even Stan Lee has a film he'd like to see made, though with the rights to the Silver Surfer still with Fox and few details on what to expect from Phase 4 it remains to be seen what, or who, the Marvel Cosmic Universe will look like.
Until then the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, hits theaters November 3, 2017.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – The Incredible Hulk!