Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains on an indefinite hold after the firing of James Gunn. No one outside the walls for Marvel Studios really knows what is happening with the project. That uncertainty has many fans fearing the worst, but there is hope thanks to James’ brother, Sean Gunn.
The younger Gunn plays Kraglin in the Guardians films, as well as Rocket on set before Bradley Cooper comes in and adds his voice in post. Like all actors in the franchise, Gunn was completely in the dark when GotG Vol. 3 first went on hold. He still does not know much, but at least knows the film is still alive.
“I had not been contacted at all for a while,” Gunn tells Tulsa World, “but I was recently contacted by Marvel saying, ‘Yeah, we do plan to make this movie. We’re just not sure when yet.’” Gunn adds, “I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote.”
Gunn calls the entire situation “unfortunate” not just for this brother, but for fans and all those who were planning to work on GotG Vol. 3 for the first half of next year, himself included. It does not appear, though, that Gunn harbors the kind of ill will toward Disney that Dave Bautista has expressed on several occasions. For Gunn, it’s about keeping the franchise alive for the fans.
“Honestly, that’s really what I cared about more than anything with all of this,” he says. “I don’t want the fans to be deprived of something that they really love and really want. I go and I do these conventions and a really striking thing to me … is fans are basically split into two camps. There is one group that is super supportive of my brother and range from sad to angry about what happened. And then the other half are people who don’t know and don’t care. They just want to see the movie.”
Gunn may not be as mad as Bautista, but he appreciates Dave’s loyalty to James. “Dave wears his heart on his sleeve and has shown that he was really angry about everything that went down,” Gunn says. “I love that about him. He is a no-nonsense guy. That’s who he is.”
This is still a very difficult situation for Disney and Marvel Studios. Thankfully, no one appears to be rushing any decisions on this film since that is at least partly how they got into this situation. Scheduling issues can be worked out once a new director is found. That director, however, may have his or her own ideas, which means there are no guarantees as to how much of James Gunn’s original script makes it into the final film.
SOURCE: Tulsa World