James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, announced on Facebook that he will be returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn came to the decision “after many months of ruminations and discussions.”
In his statement, he said, “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, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.”
Gunn hopes the third film will push the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond the Avengers: Infinity War, and create new stories for the next 10 years.