– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I mean, it’s a question we all thought for at least a fraction of a second, right? Not too long ago, it was reported that Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn would be hopping across the pond to work on the DC property The Suicide Squad, a sequel/reboot of the film from 2016. Given his talent and ability with dealing with outcast characters, it was a good fit, and while it was a shame he wouldn’t be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, this was a nice consolation for him.

Or so it seemed. Early today, it was revealed that he would actually be returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, despite being fired last year for a series of tweets he sent out years prior. This is great news for Marvel Studios and Guardians fans everywhere, but what does it mean for his work on The Suicide Squad? Does it mean it’ll be delayed? Does it mean he’s out?

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So here’s the deal. Like with anything, we won’t know for sure until stuff happens. Hollywood is a fickle place, and things can always fall through at the last moment. That being said, everything we have heard from the initial reports point to him taking on both projects. So let’s start with the THR report.

In that report, it’s implied that this deal between Gunn and Disney was made months ago, meaning that it was set before we had word that he’d be working on The Suicide Squad. This pretty much hints at him doing both projects. And then there is the schedule. Currently, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 isn’t on Marvel Studios’ schedule and The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters in August of 2021. This means there is time for him to finish both movies.

Finally, in the Deadline report, it states that Marvel Studios agreed that production on Guardians 3 would commence after The Suicide Squad. So while this whole thing may have been Gunn’s initial loss and Disney’s loss of time, in the end, it’s a big win for fans, who will get to see the filmmaker shine on both sides of the aisle.

So what do you think of this? Are you happy to see him working in both camps? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline, THR


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.