‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ will have five post-credits scenes (yes, five)

James Gunn is sending out his social-media missives in recent days as deftly as he deploys Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot.

Ahead of next month’s release of his “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” the director said on Twitter that there are five — count ‘em, five — “post-credits” scenes bundled with his new movie, abundant even for a Marvel film.

And amid an early wave of positive buzz (which Gunn is retweeting, as well), the director announced Monday on Facebook that he is indeed on board to write and direct “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.”

“In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula – and some of the other forthcoming heroes – goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine,” Gunn wrote about weighing the third “Guardians” film, “and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit.”

Gunn noted how fraught completing a trilogy can be — and how Hollywood is littered with third films that didn’t live up to the first two (see: everything from “The Godfather 3” to “The Hangover 3). Yet the filmmaker also pointed to how his Guardians will begin interlocking with other realms within the Marvel universe, including the Avengers’ “Infinity War.”

“It will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond,” Gunn wrote. “I will be working side-by-side with Kevin Feige and the gang to help design where these stories go, and make sure the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe is as special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far.”

We can expect Gunn to continue to drop tantalizing nuggets of news on social media ahead of “Guardians 2’s” May 5 release.

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