James Gunn Begins Work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Soon

Directors who sign onto big blockbuster films essentially commit two years of their lives to preparing the movie for release. It's a non-stop gig, but -- for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" writer-director James Gunn -- it's been about five years now, seeing as he jumped into work on "Vol. 2" shortly after the first film was released. Nevertheless, Gunn plans on getting right back to it with "Vol. 3." As the director told ScreenRant, he has some work to do on "Avengers: Infinity War," but he does plan to move forward with the third "Guardians of the Galaxy" film someone soon.

"I have a little work to do on 'Infinity War,' but I'll be going straight into it," he revealed. "For a while, it becomes more like a regular job, which is really good. You know, for the past year or so, or more, it's been seven days a week, all the time working on this movie, and so for a little while I'll be able to have some downtime, and do a couple trips and see, you know, see the world a little bit, but also work."

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also recently hinted that Gunn could prove to influence the Marvel Cinematic Universe --- namely the cosmic entries of the MCU -- well beyond "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3."

Of course, before we can turn our focus towards "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3," we still have a bit of a wait to see "Vol. 2." The sequel, which hits theaters in a little over two weeks, brings back fan-favorite characters like Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot and adds a few new members to the team, including Mantis and Nebula. Together, this motley crew will encounter Star-Lord’s father Ego the Living Planet and then have to save the galaxy — again.

Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Kurt Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5.

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