Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn and based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is a sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film premiered in Tokyo on April 10, 2017 and it was released in the United States on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D.