One of the things you have to love about James Gunn is that he has always been accessible to his fans. On Saturday, the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker was feeling under the weather, due to a "bad cold," but he fought through it to partake in a question and answer session with his fans.
He responded to as many questions as he could, but I only want to focus on his comments regarding Runaways, Deadpool and the chances of seeing a flashback to when Rocket and Groot met for the first time.
Some of you will know and some of you won't that before screenwriter Drew Pearce wrote Iron Man 3 he penned a Runaways film script in 2010, which was based on the Marvel comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. It was close to being made, but then Marvel decided to shelve it so they could focus on The Avengers. The series follows a group of teenagers who run away from home after discovering that their parents are supervillains and that they too have extraordinary abilities.
Could Marvel put plans for a Runaways film back in motion? Gunn would be all for it. "I love the Runaways," Gunn responded when asked if he would be interested in directing a Runaways movie. "I was just talking with the Marvel folks the other day about how that movie should be made. Great work by Brian Vaughn in the original series."
The symbiotic friendship Gunn developed between Rocket and Groot was so well received that many fans would like to see how they came to be pals. Could we see a flashback to that in the sequel? "Someday, yes. It's written," Gunn said. "I just don't know where to fit it in. It won't be the next movie. I might do it as a comic someday, within the MCU."
Lastly, a fan asked if Gunn was excited about the Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Gunn replied, "I really am. I loved the script." Hey, if Gunn dug the script that's just another reason to get excited about Tim Miller's Deadpool.