James Gunn to Return for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters in two weeks, with a hype train that is running full-speed, and there’s already some news for Vol. 3.

First, there will be a Vol. 3, which isn’t a huge surprise, and second, James Gunn will return for the third installment of the series. The writer/director stated, in part, on Facebook:

So, after many months of ruminations and discussions, I know the answer. I could save this answer for the first, random interviewer to ask me during the press junket but instead I thought I’d share it with the most important people in the Guardiansverse – you, the fans, who have been so incredibly supportive and enthusiastic over the past five years, it has moved me to tears on a regular basis.

So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

You can read the full statement here. No word on where Vol. 3 fits in Marvel’s master plan. Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5th.