James Gunn has been rehired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Gunn will return to helm the next chapter in the Guardians saga following his dismissal last summer.

Taking to social media to express his happiness over his reinstatement, Gunn said:

“I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months. I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be. I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all.”

He continued:

“I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love to you all.”