Marvel recently planted flags on a whole lot of release dates over the next few years, and today at Comic-Con, they were expected to announce several of those mystery projects. Rumors flew that the studio might reveal Black Panther or Ms. Marvel; they did not. They didn’t even mention Dr. Strange, likely because Joaquin Phoenix hasn’t finished negotiations. Instead, in a video message from Chris Pratt and James Gunn, the studio confirmed what almost everyone had suspected: Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a sequel, and it’s coming July 28, 2017. That’s how bullish Marvel is on the Gunn-directed, Pratt-starring franchise, especially with the first installment (out August 1) tracking strongly and earning stellar reviews. May Vin Diesel’s continued employment as a tree continue!