James Gunn has teased a mystery star will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The 55-year-old director confirmed on Friday (May 6) night that filming for the final instalment of the series has wrapped as he explained Zoe Saldana was missing from his behind-the-scenes photo because the only one he has with her in also included her mystery co-star.
Sharing a photo of himself laughing with Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista and his brother Sean Gunn, he wrote: “And that’s a picture wrap on the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.
“I love this amazing cast and crew and their beautiful talent and kind souls. I’m a lucky human to have them on the journey with me for nearly a decade.
“And yes Zoe was with us but the only picture I have with her has an unannounced actor with us!”
James previously admitted there had been a “lot of sadness” on the set of the film – which is due for release in May 2023 – because everyone was aware it was their last outing.
A Twitter user asked: “Mr Gunn, how are the vibes on set?”
In reply, James tweeted: “Honestly they’re great, I love this cast and crew, but there is also a lot of sadness and near-daily tears knowing this is the last Guardians movie for most of us. #gotgvol3.”
The filmmaker previously admitted it was “a little bit scary” to be ending the saga.
He said: “I just want to be true to the characters, the story and give people the wrap-up that they deserve for the story… That’s always a little bit scary; I’m doing my best.”
The ‘Suicide Squad’ director also promised the flick with be “big” and “different” from what people might think it will be.
He said: “It’s big; it’s so, so big and dark, and different from what people might be expecting it to be.”