Well, this came out of nowhere. James Gunn just announced on his Facebook page that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was officially happening and that he would be writing and directing it once more. The announcement comes just a couple hours before the press screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The announcement is long (and we encourage you to read the whole thing), but it all boils down to this one sentence:

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

You can read the rest of the long announcement on his FB page. This bit of news should please most MCU fans out there. The first Guardians of the Galaxy was an absolute lightning in a bottle, capturing the hearts of every movie-goer out there looking to have a good time, and from the looks of this announcement, Marvel must be crazy happy with the second to hire him once more. Stay tuned tomorrow morning for the social media critic reactions for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

What do you think of Gunn directing Guardians once more? Excited or did you want someone else to do it?

Source: Facebook