For the big closer of the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, James Gunn and Chris Pratt sent in a video from London to announce the release date for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”
The sequel to the sci-fi epic, hitting theaters soon, will debut on July 28, 2017.
Gunn was recently rumored to return as writer and director, and he confirmed the news on Twitter:
Yes, I’m writing and directing the sequel to #GuardiansoftheGalaxy for theaters July 28 2017. But first go see the first one out next week!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 27, 2014
“Guardians of the Galaxy” hits theaters on August 1.