Last week I interviewed James Gunn and he mentioned that while he has a contract to do another Marvel movie, the title of that movie wasn't officially set in stone. According to Variety now it is - Gunn has signed on to return as writer/director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2. And that's before the first movie even opens! It's a terrific display of confidence.
One of the great things about Guardians of the Galaxy is that it feels pretty complete, but it does leave the door open for more adventures. The film ends with some unanswered questions about the ancestry and history of some of the characters, which seems like fertile ground to explore in a sequel.
And considering how cosmic and weird this one gets in places (don't worry, I'm not going to spoil it) the idea that Marvel will keep exploring this side of their universe is pretty exciting.