We all know exactly how much continuity matters in a shared universe and James Gunn is struggling with just that for a change he wants to make for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘. Basically, Gunn is currently working on the script for the third film and a brief almost throw away scene from the first movie is holding him back.

Here is what the famed writer and director had to say about it:

“I’m writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and I finished the first draft of the treatment yesterday. I’m excited about it. I feel really great about it. But there’s one little thing that I had in the first movie. Now, Marvel Canon—MCU—is crazy. There’s the 616 universe which is the Marvel Comics Universe, which people get hung up on that canon, and then there’s the MCU, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has a separate canon (inspired by but not exactly the same as the 616.) I did something in the first movie of Guardians where it was in the background but it was distinctly there, and people know that it’s there. And I’m like goddammit. Because I have a really good storytelling reason for breaking the canon, and I stayed up last night figuring out if I’m gonna do it or not. I still don’t know.”

Now to address roughly what he wants to change – without giving a specific – it was when our heroes were being booked by the Nova Corps:

“I’ll actually tell ya. In the first movie, there is the mugshot sequence where the characters go through and they’re going through the mugshots and having their picture taken. And the Nova Corps has information about each of the characters coming up on their machinery. Those things are something that your average viewer doesn’t see at all. But there’s a lot of background I put into those things about who they’ve worked with, where they are from, what’s going on. And it’s one of those things that I’m thinking about changing.”

Now, here is the thing. While most of the audience probably didn’t read all of these little notes many of you probably did what I did and slow-motioned through them to check it all out. The solution to Gunn’s problem is easy. All you need is a one off line saying “to think people thought we worked together” or something in that same kind of thinking. The Nova Corps might be some of the galaxy’s police for their solar systems, but that doesn’t mean each piece of information that they have is correct.

Are you happy to hear that Gunn is struggling with something already in canon? Do you feel that a line like that could easily explain away that the Nova Corps just had the wrong information? Share your thoughts below True Believers!

Source: Cinema Blend