Typically, studios like to see how a film will do before they sign the writer/director up for a sequel, but Marvel is not your typical studio.
The Wrap has found out through an interview with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman that the film’s director and co-writer James Gunn will be returning as writer and director for an as yet announced sequel to that film.
While GotG has yet to be released, it currently has an enviable 100% fresh rating from advance reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. Marvel likes to lock up creatives that get that kind of good buzz, case in point them locking the Russo Brothers in for Captain America 3 four months before Captain America: The Winter Soldier even opened.
Our own Rich Drees has also interviewed Ms. Perlman. Be on the lookout for that interview coming up soon.