Guardians 3: No way is James Gunn coming back as Marvel boss Kevin Feige supports decision
Although there has been a strong push from social media and the cast of the Marvel movie to reinstate the Guardians director, Disney and Marvel are not revoking their decision.
Disney's decision to remove James Gunn as the director of the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' is not likely to change. The update comes in the light of a reported meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn.
Although in the past few days there has been a strong push from social media and the cast of the Marvel movie to reinstate the Guardians director, it looks like Disney and Marvel are not revoking their decision, as reported by Variety. The outlet further claimed that Horn, as a professional courtesy, had attended the meeting only to stay firm by the studio's initial decision of having Gunn removed as the director of Guardians 3.
I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel https://t.co/Ym4FwruVDu— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 5, 2018
The 52-year-old filmmaker, who is known to be quite active on social media, had in the past shared posts deemed offensive and insensitive by many - a host of which was recently dug out by alt-right commentators. Following the resurfacing of the tweets, however, Disney and Marvel took a stern step, severing ties with Gunn on his future projects. While this caused un upheaval on the Internet, especially amidst Marvel fans, there has been no change of hearts from the studio's end.
In fact, the latest update indicates that Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige is also in support of the decision, as per insiders quoted by Variety. Allegedly, Feige was not in attendance when the meeting took place between Horn and Gunn. However, when he is back in town, it is rumored that the search for a new director for Guardians will ensue.
Meanwhile, the lead stars associated with the franchise have continued to express their disappointment over the firing of Gunn.
Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the… https://t.co/FWBXkZilB7— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) July 30, 2018
“It’s not an easy time," said Pratt, dishing on the aftermath of the firing. "We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a complicated situation for everybody. And you know, we just want to move forward and do what’s right and be the best people we can be.”
"All I know is we put a lot of time, thought and effort into the statement that we released about it. And I think we all kind of want that statement to be essentially what we have to say about it. And we were pretty clear and honest about how we feel,” the 39-year-old actor, who is expected to reprise his role as Peter Quill/Star Lord was later quoted as saying by Comic Book.