Last July while the pop culture world’s attention was on San Diego Comic-Con, Disney abruptly severed ties with James Gunn, the director for Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At the time he was already working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. After he was fired, it was unclear what the future held for the popular franchise.
During a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige talked about Gunn’s influence in the MCU and also made it clear that they are still going to use his script for the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy. This confirms the comments that actor Chris Pratt made earlier this month stating the same thing.
Feige said, “his influence was Guardians. It was Guardians. It was his input on Guardians and the Avengers films, as you’ve seen in Infinity War, and on the Guardians 3 script, which we’re still using. So you’ll see that influence. I think online, sort of the notion of ‘architect across multiple cosmic things’ was slightly blown out of proportion.”
Seems like despite not wanting Gunn at Disney they will have no problem using his work. The cause of his removal happened when old Tweets, that they already knew about, reemerged online thanks to several groups that wanted to see the director defamed. Although Disney did not stand by their director, the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy were quick to show their support. But Gunn did not stay down for long as he was picked up by rival Warner Bros. to write and direct the next Suicide Squad film.
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Warner Bros. Suicide Squad is yet to announce a release date.
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