Joe Russo on James Gunn’s Return for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’

Maybe you really care what the Russo Brothers (Joe and Anthony), directing pair behind several Marvel Studios films, think about the return of fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe filmmaker James Gunn, and maybe you don’t.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo arrives for the 'Black Panther' World Premiere on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, CA
Anthony and Joe Russo
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We TOTALLY care though, and thanks to ComicBook.com, we know how Joe Russo feels about it. CB chatted with Joe during this week’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, and asked him about the return of Gunn:

“I think it’s fantastic. I think he’s an exceptional film maker and James really is the Guardians of the Galaxy. It would be hard to imagine anyone else taking the mantle of those characters and I think fans all over the world are very excited he’s back.”

We’re pretty excited to have Gunn back at the helm for GotG vol 3. Production is rumored to start sometime in 2021, but we expect an update after Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 6th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional