James Gunn confirms he will direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3
With the second instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy soon to be arriving in cinemas, there has been much speculation in recent months over whether James Gunn, who has been the man in the director's chair for the first two films, would be returning for a third film in the series.
However, on Monday the director broke his silence on the subject via a Facebook post, in which he confirmed that he will indeed be writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3:
“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.”
No date has been mooted for a third film as yet and given the packed nature of Marvel's release schedule over the next few years we'd expect 2020 to be the earliest potential release date, Gunn's announcement is great news for fans and with the second film arriving in UK cinemas on April 28th there's plenty to get excited about. You can find the most recent trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below...