Director of Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, James Gunn, had been axed by Marvel-Disney faster than the Flash shoving bad guys to the ground.
The reason, if you haven't heard, is about six or eight years ago, a time when people had no idea how to use Twitter, James Gunn had been tweeting a lot of trashy stuff. Stuff like doing stuff to kids, among other things.
And since little kids is the life force of Disney's target audience - the adults, cause they got the cash - decided Gunn isn't going to be directing movies any time soon.
There are a lot of discussions right now, in plenty sites about James Gunn, how he has changed, how his past self shouldn't reflect to his current attitude, that all those tweets were jokes, that the old tweets were surfaced by someone who hates Gunn for his strong political opinions in the United States.
The loss of James Gunn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a shame. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3Ã was supposed to be the foundation for future Marvel movies for the next ten years. Which sounds like how Iron ManÃ did for the entire MCU. He has been discussing with Marvel's head honcho, Kevin Feige, about future superheroes in the cosmic realm, characters like Nova and Adam Warlock. Sounds like Gunn is pretty damn important.
The mere fact that Disney-Marvel has suddenly ditched James Gunn so easily, without so much as a more thorough investigation leads the belief that Gunn isn't that important at all.Ã
There's a reason why Marvel movies have remained consistently good. There are Marvel overseers who does backseat directing.Ã
I don't think I can find a better portrait of the scene than below.
Your idea is good. But let's do mine cause it's better. You go left and you go right. You don't follow the plan, bad things happen.Ã
Mickey Rourke, who played as Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash in Iron Man 2, pretty much confirmed the Marvel overlords.
Edgar Wright, who was set to direct Ant-ManÃ and had been working on it for years before deciding to go, was because Marvel honchos wanted a movie based on what they wanted. Not Wright's vision, which really hurt his pride, it seems. He is an auteur director, after all.Ã
Concerned fans about Guardians 3Ã and the cosmic characters have nothing to worry about. James Gunn, is nothing to Marvel and Disney but a hired gun, to execute their own plans. Whatever Gunn and Kevin Feige had discussed in the past, had been discussed, and Marvel will pick up anything they liked and use it for their own. It is a cowardly move, as if Disney itself is unblemished of its own controversial topics in the past.
James Gunn has since apologized for his tweets and mentioned that he is taking full responsibility. It's unclear how this controversy will affect his career. From GameGulp, we hope he recovers from this.