The world can be unpredictable in the things it often chooses to like and not. Disney thought they were taking the moral high-ground after offensive tweets from Guardians of the Galaxy were uncovered and promptly fired the director from any future involvement with the studio. However, they forget to add some reason into this decision making as these tweets were actually always in the public eye and Gunn has since had a remarkable change of character which actually led to many of the film’s stars protesting the company’s decision.
It seemed like Disney was having none of it, which I guess given their strong conservative and family-oriented roots does make sense. It appears though they are now getting some pushback from something a little bigger than just the film’s stars and this is in the form of Marvel itself. The studio has been remarkably silent over the matter through all the media noise surrounding the issue, but it does seem like they are now starting to speak up on the matter.
Deadline is reporting that Marvel is looking to try to persuade Disney to rethink their decision about Gunn and consider hiring him again for the as yet officially unannounced, but obviously still happening third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Considering that Gunn’s humour and personality is so widely associated and embedded into the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, it’s hard to imagine anyone else making these movies and maintain that magic that people have grown to love about this oddball ensemble of characters.
It will be interesting to see what comes of these discussions. While stars have little say in the matter, a whole studio which is one of the biggest money makers for the House of the Mouse will certainly have a lot more clout in the matter. Hopefully, it will allow Disney to come to some sort of compromise and allow Gunn to finish the work he had started with the characters. While Disney will always have the final say on the matter, money talks and Marvel does make a lot of it.
Last Updated: August 10, 2018