In the Empire interview, Gunn discussed the final stages of post-production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and admitted he doesn’t want to stop working with the cast. “This cast is like my family,” he said. “I can’t tell you how close I am to Chris Pratt and Pom [Klementieff] and David [Bautista] and Zoe [Saldana] and Karen [Gillan]. But I also know that I will be working with all these people individually again.” He then added, “Probably in my other job.”
It’s quite teasing and would make a big shake in both the MCU and DC universes. Of course, it’s just a cursory side note for now, but the throwaway statement will no doubt spur a tidal wave of imaginative fan casting. On the other hand, the quote proves beyond a doubt that Gunn doesn’t find his cast of Guardians unprofessional, as Gunn has previously stated that he keeps a roster of actors he will never work with again. Some of these unnamed actors are “A**holes”; others are merely unprofessional. But none of them appear to include Chris Pratt.