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Marvel Studios Wants James Gunn Back for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 – Can They Convince Disney?


Might there be a glimmer of hope for change of heart in the quick banishment of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn from the Magic Kingdom? Nobody is talking about it, but sources said that back channel conversations are taking place between Marvel Studios and Disney. 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, 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, whose abrupt exit has put a thriving film franchise in a rocky place. One would have to label this 11th hour approach to be a long shot, but the community is talking about it.

Interesting stuff. I would think this is an instance where Kevin Feige is cashing in the chips of spearheading twenty successful Marvel films to get some sway over the House of Mouse.

Wonder if he can pull it off?