Guardians of the Galaxy isn't even in theatres yet, but movie screenwriter Nicole Perlman says director James Gunn is already lined up to do the sequel. In an interview with TheWrap, Perlman states that due to the high approval rating of the film at test screenings that Gunn is a lock.
“They started to figure it out pretty quick when they started getting the reactions from the audience; it was a very positive reaction,” Perlman is quoted as saying by TheWrap. “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.”
Perlman goes on to state that Gunn will be returning to directing and writing the second Guardians of the Galaxy film, although her involvement is up in the air. Variety says that a sequel is a go given it's mentioned in the end-credits to the first film at press screenings,