James Gunn Talks THUNDERBOLTS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel, Not Having The Rights To BUG And More!

James Gunn Talks THUNDERBOLTS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel, Not Having The Rights To BUG And More!

With the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy only a week away (here in the U.S.) hit the jump to check out James Gunn discuss a Thunderbolts film, not having the rights to 'Bug' and more!

     In a recent interview with Screenrant, James Gunn discussed the possiblity of him directing a Thunderbolts film for Marvel. "Thunderbolts?" Gunn said. "I will tell you, one time I was saying to Kevin [Feige], we were sitting on set together on one of the days he visited and I said, ‘You know, I really want to make Thunderbolts,' and he said, 'James, if Guardians does well you'll be able to do whatever you want.' So we'll see what happens." Wow, didn't that response from Feige sound so nonchalant? The interview then went on to discuss if we will be seeing 'Bug' anytime soon. Surprisingly Marvel does not not own the rights to that character!

     Gunn had this to say, "We don't own Bug. So Bug is not in the sequel he would be one of my primarily contenders for a sequel but to be completely honest, I'm in love with the Guardians and I would love to stay in the Marvel Cosmic arena for the time being. It's true." Regarding other characters, specifically more Guardians of the Galaxy characters for the sequel, Gunn said that he loves "a lot of the other Guardians so I think about it quite a bit. I love… I love a lot of them and if I say one then all those fans of that one character are going to come out and then I might decide that character doesn’t work as well so we’ll see. We may have some Guardians we've already met."

Head over to Screenrant to read more in this interview where James Gunn disscuses lady heroes, Groot and Rocket, and more! Sound off below!
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DannyRand1225 - 7/23/2014, 9:17 AM
what, they dont own BUG, who the hell owns him?
DannyRand1225 - 7/23/2014, 9:19 AM
he directed the post credist scene, setup for GOTG 2,perhaps?
DylansMyDog - 7/23/2014, 9:21 AM
Bug has to be with Fox... who else could it be?
ALegendaryPanda - 7/23/2014, 9:23 AM
Wait.... who is Bug?
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:23 AM
HAHA! That's officially my favourite Feige quote.
"James, if Guardians does well, you'll be able to do whatever you want.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:24 AM
This is Bug

Theroach - 7/23/2014, 9:25 AM
Bug is part of the Micronauts IP.
Bekss - 7/23/2014, 9:30 AM
They don't own Bug? The MCU is dead to me
ALegendaryPanda - 7/23/2014, 9:33 AM

Oh nice! Was he part of the Guardians at some point?
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:35 AM
He was indeed, a pretty great member too, disappointed they don't have the rights to him. He'd be anoter weird talker though 'cause he constantly goes *tik* mid-speech.
Bekss - 7/23/2014, 9:36 AM
Didn't Gunn said that Bug was in the early draft?
DannyRand1225 - 7/23/2014, 9:40 AM
bekss-Gunn said he was considering him but i guess he found out they couldnt use him

NovaCorpsFan-that is my favorite Feige quote too now
ruadh - 7/23/2014, 9:41 AM
Haw...I actually had most of the micronauts run at one point. Oh well.
BlackMax88 - 7/23/2014, 9:42 AM
I'll watch the movie tomorrow and I hope, they will show the post credit scene
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:45 AM
I also think that Gunn's comment about the credits scene should put to rest any theories that it's gonna be a nothing to see scene like with Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.
DylansMyDog - 7/23/2014, 9:46 AM
I just watched Slither last night... based on that I'd say Bug would be right in Gunn's wheelhouse.
DaVinci31 - 7/23/2014, 9:49 AM
"'James, if Guardians does well you'll be able to do whatever you want.' So we'll see what happens."

BatzFTWfan - 7/23/2014, 9:49 AM
Yeah, the shitty Fox holds the rights. Its just shame many important Cosmic characters are there, thats why F4 reboot should be canceled, a lot of characters we need right now or in future, damn you FOX.
AlphaMasterFlex - 7/23/2014, 9:49 AM
Sinister Six vs. Thunderbolts sonnnnn
PsychoticSpaceRaccoon - 7/23/2014, 9:51 AM
If you go the link, Gunn also talks about adding another female character to the next installment (Moondragon?, Mantis?), and that we may have already met another potential member (Cosmo? Iron Man? Hulk?).
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:53 AM
I'm gonna assume it's Cosmo.
JoJo1982 - 7/23/2014, 10:00 AM
This sounds good!!!

Cool to see a Thunderbolt movie, I guess we'll see how Sinister Six does in the box office first

GotG is a guaranteed hit so far
WombRaider - 7/23/2014, 10:04 AM
okay so they dont own bug....do they own Mantis though...?
DeusExSponge - 7/23/2014, 10:12 AM
Wow Kevin is basically giving James a blank cheque when it comes to making the movie he wants (if GotG actually succeeds in the box office)!
SnapperCarr - 7/23/2014, 10:13 AM
In the AMC interview, Gunn said Bug barely wasn't in the movie. Now the don't own the rights?
Cles - 7/23/2014, 10:14 AM
@PsychoticSpaceRaccoon I would think he adds a new female hero, it would be Quasar. I could be wrong, but she makes the most sense.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 10:27 AM
Can't have Phylla-Vell without Wendell Vaughn first. Though I do hope they bring in her and Moondragon.
Cles - 7/23/2014, 10:36 AM

I agree and disagree. From a fan's perspective, I would love to see him. His absolute act of heroism in Annihilation should be captured in some way or form if only to find a way to free the bands for Phylla. I'm not sure if, from a cinematic point of view, it would be necessary, though. Quasar fills one of the gaps that the team has, while Mantis fills the other. I think Mantis might prove lackluster in a cinematic setting, while Phylla-Vell would be very dynamic. Bring Moondragon with her, and Mantis's gap is filled as well. Right now, as it stands, the Guardians line-up lacks a powerful, ranged, airborne member. Phylla fills that perfectly.
Cles - 7/23/2014, 10:39 AM
I should add that I am well aware that the above is null if we get Adam Warlock.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 10:41 AM
Yeah, it's certainly lookin' like the next incarnation will have three new members. Warlock, Phylla-Vell and Moondragon would be the obvious ones really.
YeezusWept - 7/23/2014, 11:12 AM
I'm hoping we get a Captain Marvel film before a GotG sequel. That way they can easily introduce Mar-Vell's daughter and then tag her along with the Guardians.
TChalla - 7/23/2014, 11:15 AM
Thumb this up plz guys? :)
PymParticle - 7/23/2014, 11:45 AM
"We may have some Guardians we've already met."

What does that mean? Does he mean characters we've already met in the MCU are joining the Guardians?

Iron Man? Hulk?
TheRealRemyLebeau - 7/23/2014, 11:58 AM
Marvel has their Shit together. Look at all this Marvel news.
Inhuman - 7/23/2014, 11:59 AM
Adam Warlock and Captain Mar-Vell in Guardians 2 and Nova, Quasar, and Ms. Marvel in Guardians 3. The Guardians are the space Avengers so that roster needs to continue expanding and growing.
PymParticle - 7/23/2014, 12:03 PM
Pretty obvious that only Drax and Gamora will be rotated.

They are not going to remove Quill, Rocket, or Groot.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 7/23/2014, 12:08 PM
@nova the Thor 2 after credit scene was good to me. I don't see it as a nothing to see after credit.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 7/23/2014, 12:10 PM
If people love gamora and drax, they will not be moved either @hankpym. Plus drax will still be hunting Thanos.
fortycals - 7/23/2014, 12:13 PM
Damn maybe one day we'll see this team. That team would wreck any other team put together.

Gusto - 7/23/2014, 12:15 PM

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