"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will not be James Gunn's Marvel Cinematic Universe swan song. The filmmaker has announced he will be returning to write and direct "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
"In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula – and some of the other forthcoming heroes – goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine," Gunn wrote in a Facebook post. "I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit."
The filmmaker also explained the role this third "Guardians" film will play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it will take place after the events of "Avengers: Infinity War."