James Gunn Already Set to Write & Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'
This news isn't entirely official since Marvel hasn't even announced a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy just yet, but if the buzz on the film leading up to its release next week is any indicator, the comic book studio has another franchise hit on their hands. Now The Wrap has learned that James Gunn will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and that's an announcement that will probably be made at the Marvel panel tomorrow here at Comic-Con. Gunn's co-writer Nicole Perlman said, "James will be directing Guardians 2, so he would also be writing Guardians 2.” So that sounds like a sure thing.
Perlman also said, "They started to figure it out pretty quick when they started getting the reactions from the audience; it was a very positive reaction. Of course they would want to make a sequel as long as it does well and people are excited about it, they'll wanna do a sequel. So, it's going to happen.” Nothing is official until Marvel says so, but if Gunn knocked this flick out of the park like the buzz seems to indicate, there'd by no reason to mess with a winning formula like that. Plus, when Whedon ultimately steps away from Marvel stuff, Gunn wouldn't be a bad replacement to take over The Avengers franchise. Thoughts?