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While James Gunn has handled the Guardians of the Galaxy’s journey through the stars up to this point, he was not in on the decision to kill off one of the crew members in Gamora. Avengers: Infinity War directors, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo recently spoke with the Happy Sad Confused Podcast and discussed how the decision came to be.
“Marvel is very good about allowing every director to have their freedom.”
“We said a lot of story that we wanted to tell. And we present that to Marvel. And we got no pushback from that choice. I’m sure that Kevin has a… we didn’t have a direct conversation with James about the Gamora choice, but I’m sure that certainly Kevin did. And there was no pushback on it, so it was…”
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While Gunn is responsible for presenting the Guardians in a way that was appealing to the majority of audiences, he doesn’t own them, Marvel does, and of course, they have the final say. I would very much like to hear how the conversation between Gunn and Feige went down. I am assuming the fact that Gamora is bound inside the soul stone and is likely to return made the concept easier for Gunn to accept.
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