James Gunn Will Write, Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
It has been confirmed! James Gunn is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to write and direct the third installment to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series. The director took to Facebook today to answer one of the biggest questions entertainment reporters have been asking him for months: Is he coming back to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
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.
In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula – and some of the other forthcoming heroes – goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine, and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.
I can’t fricking wait to get started.
Much of what’s happened in the MCU for the past ten or so years has been leading, in a big way, to the Avengers’ Infinity War. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen after all that. It will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond. I will be working side-by-side with Kevin Feige and the gang to help design where these stories go, and make sure the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe is as special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far.
We wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you regularly follow Gunn on Facebook, then you know how long and thoughtful he can be when it comes time to address the fans personally. We posted the major points from his letter to us, but if you want to read the note in its entirety, click here.