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James Gunn Confirmed to Write and Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sequel

July 26, 2014 (4:30 am) GMT
Scribe Nicole Perlman reveals that the director of the first 'Guardians' film will reprise his role as a screenwriter and helmer for the second installment.

James Gunn who co-wrote and directed the first "" returns to his post behind the lens for the sequel. Nicole Perlman who drafted the initial script for the first film confirmed to The Wrap that Gunn would pen the screenplay and helm "Guardians of the Galaxy 2".

"They started to figure it out pretty quick when they started getting the reactions from the audience; it was a very positive reaction," she said. "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."

Although just recently Gunn himself gave a vogue answer to Badass Digest regarding the future Marvel film he's attached to as saying, "Actually my contract just says another Marvel film, it doesn't specify," Pearlman confirmed, "James will be directing 'Guardians 2,' so he would also be writing 'Guardians 2'."

The first installment of "Guardians of the Galaxy" is slated for August 1 release in the U.S. It stars as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, as Gamora, and as Drax the Destroyer. and voice Groot and Rocket Raccoon respectively.

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