Director James Gunn has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy will be return for a third instalment.
The 46-year-old director told Complex magazine that the film is "for sure" happening, but alluded he may not be the one to direct it, reports dailymail.co.uk.
"There will be a 'Guardians 3', that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is," Gunn said.
The director of volumes one and two of Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn said he is keeping his options open.
"I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I'm going to make another big movie; is it the 'Guardians…' or something else? I'm just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks."
Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana return to their roles in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy volume two, which is scheduled for release on May 5, over two years after the original blockbuster was released to critical acclaim.