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'Guardians of the Galaxy' director talks sequel and beyond

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What has Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn got planned for the monster hit's 2017 sequel and beyond? He offers up some clues in an interview published today on Entertainment Weekly.

Gunn said that he wants to carry on making sure the next movie continues to be true both to the Marvel comics and to his own personality and humor. Guardians of the Galaxy is currently the highest-grossing movie of the year.

When asked which minor characters he'd like to explore more in future films, Gunn replied, "Yondu and Kraglin, the Ravagers. And I love Nebula. I think that she is underutilized in the film. I want to see more of her. The Collector."

He said that he's keen to avoid falling into a trap of repeating his first movie in a sequel or trying to make just another comic book movie. "I think Guardians, at the end, is not the structure of a comic book movie, it's not the structure of an action-adventure, it's not the structure of a comedy. It's the structure of a family drama. So how does that play itself out?"

Gunn joked that he'd love to make a movie with "just those guys [the Guardians] arguing for two hours in a room."

The Blu-ray version of Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on Dec. 9.