The saga of the firing of James Gunn continues with the main cast rallying behind the director’s back, requesting his reinstatement as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 director. Following last night’s huge call for support, Variety says that some Disney insiders are starting to believe that Gunn may be reinstated as director. Here’s what they had to say:
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.
Variety says that Disney CEO Bob Iger is set to make a decision once he comes back from vacation. The amount of support coming from all sides of Hollywood continues to staggeringly rise. The potential rehiring of Gunn could make for a very interesting marketing push for 2020 when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. What are the Guardians films if not stories of redemption and atonement?