James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise appear as though they exist to co-exist. The characters and the universe of the Marvel series flow perfectly with Gunn’s signature writing and directing styles, and the title has quickly become a fan favorite because of it.
Preparing to start the U.S. press junket for the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week, James Gunn took to his Facebook page to discuss inevitable questions- namely if he’d be returning to the franchise to complete a Guardians trilogy. Again making we the fans feel of utmost importance, the writer/director had this to say about the subject:
“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.
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.”
Consider us stoked!
You can find the rest of James Gunn’s Facebook post below, and you can (and should) catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters on May 5, 2017.
(Featured image courtesy of Marvel Studios)