Star-Lord movie spin-off teased by James Gunn

Star-Lord movie spin-off teased by James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn teases Star-Lord spin-off movie following Peter as he struggles to adapt to life on Earth.

Now that James Gunn is busy with the DC Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will likely serve as his final Marvel movie. However, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see these beloved characters again; In fact, the last thing we saw in the movie’s post-credit scene was a tag reading “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return.”

During the director’s commentary for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (via The Direct), James Gunn teased a Star-Lord movie that would deal with the hero adapting to his new life back on Earth. “We always want to give somebody a little something special,” Gunn said. “And Chris and I, forever, have talked about how great it would be to be able to do a ‘Legendary Star-Lord’ movie, a story with Star-Lord on Earth trying to adapt to the environment of Earth in the same way that somebody else might try to adapt to the alien environment of outer space. He’s a fish out of water in just kind of regular water. So I can’t wait to see it.

Whether the Star-Lord spin-off movie ever gets made remains to be seen, but if it did, the project would likely fall to someone other than James Gunn. In addition to shepherding the new DC Universe, he’s also writing and directing Superman: Legacy, which recently cast its leading actors.

The latest installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise finds our beloved band of misfits settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. The film left plenty of threads which could be picked up in future movies, but it also serves as an appropriate finale if we never see any of these characters again.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now available on Digital and will be released on 4K Ultra HD on August 1st. Be sure to check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray and let us know what you thought of the film as well. Would you be down for a Star-Lord movie or should the MCU concentrate on new characters?