Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to hit theaters in just a couple of weeks, but fans of the space opera franchise are already craving more.
If you're one of those people, you're in luck. James Gunn, director of both Guardians Of The Galaxy films, made a huge announcement on his personal Facebook page.
Gunn confirmed that a third Guardians Of The Galaxy film is now in the works! Not only that. but Gunn has confirmed that he is both writing AND directing the third film. He had this to say about the announcement:
"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.
"So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
That's right, before the second movie even hit theaters, the Guardians franchise was given the green light for movie number three. That's not all though, as the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy are also slated to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
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Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits on May 5, 2017.