James Gunn plans to "wrap up" the stories started in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy with the next instalment of the franchise.
The 53-year-old filmmaker is poised to helm the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and James has teased what fans can expect from the movie in a new Instagram post.
Responding to fan questions on the photo-sharing platform, James — who directed the original Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' — shared: "If everything goes to plan it will wrap up the stories I started in Guardians 1. (sic)"
Gunn is expected to start work the threequel after he's done shooting The Suicide Squad 2.
There had previously been doubts as to whether the third Guardians film would even be made, after Disney fired Gunn following the emergence of a series of offensive tweets. The company subsequently rehired the filmmaker, who took "full responsibility" for the controversy.
Gunn previously said: "I feel bad for that and take full responsibility.
"Disney totally had the right to fire me. This wasn't a free speech issue. I said something they didn't like and they completely had the right to fire me. There was never any argument of that. That first day... I'm going to say it was the most intense of my entire life.
"There have been other difficult days in my life, from the time I got sober when I was younger, to the death of friends who committed suicide.
"But this was incredibly intense. It happened, and suddenly it seemed like everything was gone. I just knew, in a moment that happened incredibly quickly, I had been fired. It felt as if my career was over." — BANG
The Suicide Squad 2 opens in August, 2021.
Photo: James Gunn (TPG News/Click Photos)