Disney is Reportedly Considering Reinstating James Gunn as The Director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
Yesterday the main cast members of Guardians of the Galaxy released a joint statement supporting James Gunn with the hope that Disney would bring him back on board to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
As you all know by now, James Gunn was fired after a bunch of old offensive tweets re-surfaced online years after already apologizing for them. The director has gotten a lot of support from his fans, family, friends, and associates over the past week. Now, according to Variety, Disney is reportedly considering rehiring Gunn. The report says:
Sources say there has been a growing feeling that Gunn could be reinstated, especially because Marvel and Disney have been unusually radio-silent on who could replace him since the firing. Production is slated to start at the top of 2019, and following Gunn’s removal from the film, it was thought that Marvel and Disney would need to move quickly to replace him, since the replacement would likely have to do some work on the script.
With Walt Disney chairman Bob Iger out on vacation currently, insiders believed a decision would not be made until he returned to work.
It would be great if Disney brought Gunn back on board to direct Guardians Vol. 3. I feel like this whole firing was a knee-jerk reaction and that maybe they should have actually put some thought into this decision before making it, unless it was an excuse for someone to pull the trigger to try and get rid of James Gunn.
It's good to hear that Disney might be looking to bring James Gunn back, that is sure to make fans happy. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.