Quentin Tarantino has hinted 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' are the first two parts of a trilogy.
The 49-year-old director says there ''might well'' be another film to follow on from the 2009 war movie - which starred Brad Pitt - and the forthcoming western movie because he regards them as a ''companion piece quality'', despite their obvious differences.
He told Total Film magazine: ''I don't know, 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' bespeak a trilogy.
As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don't know what it is yet.''
Quentin helmed and starred in 'Inglourious Basterds' and is due to do the same when 'Django Unchained' - which stars Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo Dicaprio - is released on January 23, 2013.
The director - who also starred in 'Death Proof' and 'Reservoir Dogs' - was so keen to make an appearance in 'Django Unchained' he even took some of the lines from one of his cast, Rex Linn, because he liked the look of a particular scene so much.
Rex said: ''Quentin told me that he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines.
''So, you'll know the scenes when you see them. We'll be on the screen with Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. The scenes may not be long, but you will remember them.''