Initial positive reviews for next week’s Guardians of the Galaxy must have made Marvel happy, as the sequel has been confirmed.
Marvel will unveil their Phase 3 lineup tomorrow night at San Diego Comic Con, but today Variety has confirmed via Twitter that James Gunn will return to write and direct the sequel:
James Gunn to write, direct Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy sequel
— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) July 25, 2014
This is a huge piece of good news leading into Marvel’s SDCC panel, as Guardians of the Galaxy is very awesome and sets up some amazing things for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll have a lot more from Marvel’s SDCC panel tomorrow night!