James Gunn doesn't want to direct an 'Avengers' movie.

James Gunn

James Gunn

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker admits that he would never helm a film in the money-spinning franchise, saying it simply doesn't "appeal" to him.

In response to a fan during an Instagram Q&A, James - who is currently working on 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' - wrote: "I haven't been asked, but I wouldn't do it if I was.

"It just doesn't appeal to me."

The 53-year-old director is also helming the 'Suicide Squad' sequel, and has admitted he would support the movies being released on demand - but only as a last resort if cinemas are unable to open due the coronavirus crisis.

Asked if he would consider realising the films on a streaming service, James wrote: "Only if that was the only way they could be seen."

James previously insisted that both projects remain on track despite the global pandemic, with 'The Suicide Squad' slated for release in August 2021.

He wrote: "Right now there's no reason for #TheSuicideSquad release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting & set up editing from our homes (due to a post production team & studio with foresight) before quarantine. (sic)"

James added that plans for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' are "exactly the same as they were before coronavirus".

He wrote on Twitter: "Right now the plans with Vol 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus. (sic)"