James Gunn plans to 'wrap up' Guardians of the Galaxy stories

James Gunn plans to 'wrap up' Guardians of the Galaxy stories

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 2' - shared: "If everything goes to plan it will wrap up the stories I started in Guardians 1. (sic)"

There had previously been doubts as to whether the third 'Guardians' film would even be made, after Disney fired James following the emergence of a series of offensive tweets.

The company subsequently rehired the filmmaker, who took "full responsibility" for the controversy.

The director 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."