‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Fans Are Going To Really Like The News That Just Broke

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn announced on Monday that he will return to the franchise for the third and final installment of the Marvel superhero film.

“Before I was able to honestly answer this, I needed to know it was, in my heart, what I truly felt called to do,” Gunn shared on Facebook. “There is a history in Hollywood of haphazard endings to trilogies, and I didn’t want to become a part of that dishonorable tradition of pretending the third one doesn’t exist. I couldn’t do it for the money, and I couldn’t do it because it was what other people wanted me to do.” (RELATED: WATCH: New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ Trailer Dropped [VIDEO])

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“I needed to do it because it was what I needed to do,” he added. “I have never made choices in my career based on anything other than passion and love for the stories and characters, and I didn’t want to start now. So, after many months of ruminations and discussions, I know the answer.” (RELATED: Watch First Trailer For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2’ [VIDEO])

“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,” he continued. “So, yes, I’m 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, and 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. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” returns to theaters with stars like Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel May 5, 2017.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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