Third Guardians of the Galaxy film is already in the making with James Gunn as writer, director

FP Staff

Apr,18 2017 15:06 08 IST

James Gunn is officially set to return to the Guardians Of The Galaxy universe to write and direct the third installment in the Marvel franchise.

The director made the announcement via his Facebook page, ahead of the start of the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 U.S. press screenings.

Courtesy: Facebook

Courtesy: Facebook

The buzz for Guardians of the Galaxy has picked up even more in recent months, with test screenings scoring extremely high results.

The first installment was a huge hit for Marvel, grossing $773 worldwide. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens internationally on 5 May.

James Gunn began his Facebook post by answering a couple of questions that he knew he was going to get asked during the press tour.

Gunn went straight to "the question that comes up perhaps the most is, ‘What’s the deal with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and are you going to direct?'"

"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," Gunn explained.

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

He continued by adding that his 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."

Teasing what’s to come, Gunn also added: "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."

Avengers: Infinity War Part I hits theatres on May 4, 2018 and Part II on May 3, 2019.

Here is James Gunn's Facebook post: