GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3: It Sounds Like James Gunn Could Actually Return To Direct The Threequel

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3: It Sounds Like James Gunn Could Actually Return To Direct The Threequel

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3: It Sounds Like James Gunn Could Actually Return To Direct The Threequel

We heard earlier today that Kevin Feige is backing James Gunn at Marvel Studios and now the trades have weighed in and it sounds like the filmmaker could return to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!

Well, things are starting to get interesting with the James Gunn situation at Disney. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director was recently fired by Disney after decade-old Tweets resurfaced featuring controversial jokes about rape and paedophilia but it's since been pointed out that those were only dug up by right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich after Gunn mocked conservative Ben Shapiro.

Throw in the fact that Gunn already apologised before taking the helm of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and the fact the entire cast has stepped forward to defend him and it's clear the majority support the filmmaker. Now, Deadline reveals that "back channel" conversations have been taking place between Marvel Studios and Disney which could lead to Gunn being re-hired to direct the threequel. 

"Sources said the Marvel contingent is trying to persuade Disney to explore a compromise that might bring Gunn back into the fold for Guardians 3," says the trade in a story published this afternoon, "something that clearly would be best for the franchise. There is no clash or strong-arming here. I’m told it’s a discussion that comes in the wake of the whole cast declaring their loyalty to Gunn...One would have to label this 11th-hour approach a long shot, but the community is talking about it."

In other words, nothing is set in stone but things are definitely looking up for a James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As always, we'll be sure to keep you updated over the coming days. 
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