September 24, 2020

Rumor: Disney Considering Reinstating James Gunn

Yesterday the Guardians of the Galaxy cast came out in support of James Gunn, who Disney fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 nearly two weeks ago following some old offensive Tweets of his were dug up by a Twitter mob.

Now a new rumor comes from Variety that says they’ve heard that Disney is considering reinstating Gunn:

“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.”

They go on to say that since Disney CEO Bob Iger is currently on vacation, nothing would happen until he gets back. But if this is true it could mean good news for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as the fate of that movie wasn’t known after its writer and director was fired.