A still from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Image: Disney/Marvel

The “Of Course” file is pretty big thick days, but here’s another entry for it. In a new interview, director James Gunn says that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is definitely going to happen. He’s just not sure if he’s the one to do it.

“There will be a Guardians 3, that’s for sure,” Gunn tells Complex. “We’re trying to figure it out. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do really, that’s all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I’m going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I’m just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks.”

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Gunn has long said he would have difficulty letting anyone else take control of the characters, to a point where he’s even advising the Russo Brothers, who are currently directing the Guardians in Avengers: Infinity War, about how to handle his characters.

“I’ve been heavily involved in what the Guardians do in Avengers: Infinity War,” Gunn told io9 last week. “I gave [the Russo brothers] tons of advice on how to direct the actors, talked to them a lot during the shooting, and talked to the actors a lot during the shooting to make sure that the Guardians are staying authentic.”

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Maybe that’s a sign that he’s beginning to let go. We won’t know for some time.

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What we do know is that both Phase Two and Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Part Threes: Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War, respectively. With that in mind, last year we asked Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige if Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be the logical place to kick off Phase 4 after the untitled fourth Avengers movie.

“We’re only working on what’s been announced through the end of 2019,” Feige said in April 2016. “And it is still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond, but certainly I would say Guardians 3 is [one film that’s] up there. I don’t know what exactly the order will be.”

There’s no doubt we’ll find out much, much more in the coming weeks as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 approaches its May 5 release.

[Complex via SHH]