After the firing of James Gunn, the big question has been who would take over his position as director (and possibly writer). There were rumors of a shortlist a few weeks back, but Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Bumblebee) was not one of them. He’s apparently being looked at by Marvel and Disney to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which certainly makes sense since by now he’s already experienced in directing big-budget blockbusters with Bumblebee and that he was on the shortlist for The Eternals before it went to Chloe Zhao.
It would also make sense since before James Gunn was firing, it was rumored that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was meant to lead into The Eternals, but now it looks like it might be the other way around.