Update: James Gunn has said this isn't true.
Long story short: Dan Abnett's 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Comics comic book was the inspiration for the near billion dollar movie of the same name. Abnett was fired off the book by Marvel Comics executives (for some reason), and now, years later, is writing a new Guardians book, Guardians 3000.
Now it's learned that Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy sequel may have the title "Guardians 3000."
The info comes from the website Production Weekly, which looks to provide lists of titles for movies that are currently in production.
The Guardians 3000 comic book features the original Guardians of the Galaxy from the future. Could Gunn being going with some of those characters? Gunn recently stated GOTG 2 is about fathers, and some fans are speculating Star-Lord's father is Starkhawk, a member of the Guardians from the future.
In addition, Gunn let it be known that Marvel Studios felt his approach for the sequel was risky. If Gunn was just doing more of the same from the first movie, Marvel definitely wouldn't think it was a risky approach. So we can obviously guess, Gunn is coming at Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in a different way. We get further proof of that in an interview with Gunn from the Avengers 2 Red Carpet premiere where he stopped short of stating Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was more serious, but instead chose to use the wording "deeper" in relation to character development.
It's possible Gunn could address the rumor head on, as the director is pretty vocal on his social networks.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" has a May 5, 2017 release.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:20095:]]Pictured: Guardians of the Galaxy comic book writers Andy Lanning (left), Dan Abnett (right) with director James Gunn at a Guardians of the Galaxy movie set visit.