Kevin Feige Says James Gunn Running the Cosmic Side of the MCU Was ‘Blown Out of Proportion’

Not long ago, a story circulated online that James Gunn would be the architect of the cosmic side of the MCU. When Gunn was fired last July, people began to question the cosmic future of MCU movies due to that, and now it looks like that worry was for nothing.

In an interview with Cinemablend, Kevin Feige clarified Gunn’s involvement with the MCU:

“His influence was Guardians. It was Guardians. It was his input on Guardians and the Avengers films, as you’ve seen in Infinity War, and on the Guardians 3 script, which we’re still using. So you’ll see that influence. I think online, sort of the notion of ‘architect across multiple cosmic things’ was slightly blown out of proportion.”

It’s also nice to see a confirmation right there from Feige that they are still indeed using Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

So all of those people who were worried about the cosmic side of the MCU suffering without Gunn can probably rest a little easier now as that original story seemed to be a bit hyperbolic based on Feige’s comments today.