The release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 this weekend marks the end of an era for Marvel fans, as director James Gunn brings a heartfelt and emotional closure to the loved trilogy that started in 2014 with first movie in the franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy.
However, the Volume 3 and the final film in Marvel’s hugely successful franchise is going to be much more than just a conclusion to the story of the superheros.
Gunn intends to use the film to send an important message of humility to the fans while also paying tribute to the characters and avid followers who helped make the movies a success.
According to Gunn, one of the primary objectives of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is to give each Guardians character a proper sendoff. “I just wanted to be absolutely sure that we honored the characters, that we honored the fans, and we gave each of the characters just the best sendoff that we possibly could,” he said.
After ten years of making these movies, the director feels a deep responsibility to the characters and the fans who have supported them throughout the years.
“I hope what I hope for with every movie: I hope that people go, they see it in a theater, that they’re sitting with someone that they care about (or somebody maybe they don’t even know), but they walk out feeling a little better about the people next to them than before they walked in, that they feel better about themselves, maybe a little bit,” Gunn expressed in his interview at the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Red Carpet.
Gunn has teased that Rocket’s story, in particular, will be explored in the film, and he is excited for audiences to see it.
He stated, ” I thought it was really important that I wanted to tell Rocket’s story, find out where he came from… so I’m excited about it. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Gunn has also revealed that the third film will delve into the relationship with oneself. The director hopes that the film will resonate with viewers and leave them feeling better about themselves and those around them.
“You know, I think this movie is about accepting ourselves,” Gunn said.