Guardians of the Galaxy 2

On the March 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui, for an Emergency Episode to discuss the breaking news that James Gunn has been rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, and to discuss a couple bits of latest film and tv news, including, Apple’s streaming service and Game of Thrones season 8.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 director

Update: James Gunn has issued a statement to fans following his rehiring. See the statement below.

Whoa – here’s something totally unexpected. Disney has rehired James Gunn as Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director after firing him months ago due to offensive, years-old tweets. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy 3 update

The fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains up in the air. We know it’ll happen eventually…we just don’t know when. Or how. Ever since James Gunn was fired from the franchise, fans have been wondering just how Marvel plans to keep things going. According to Guardians actor (and brother of James Gunn) Sean Gunn, things will eventually work themselves out. Somehow.

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marvel future movies

Marvel Studios set a new precedent when it announced literally years of movies in advance. But the studio weathered scoffs and skepticism to become one of the most lucrative companies today, and the originator of the modern cinematic universe.

But as that 10-year plan comes to an end with the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel future slate remains curiously blank. The next wave, commonly called Phase 4, has not yet been announced by Marvel chief Kevin Feige, and it seems like it will stay that way for a few more months.

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guardians of the galaxy 3 script

James Gunn may not be directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but he’ll still have a hand in shaping its destiny. It’s been mentioned a few times before, but Chris Pratt has confirmed that James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script will be used for the new movie. He also describes this script as “off the chain,” because that’s the way cool bros like Chris Pratt talk. Gnarly!

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On the February 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman,and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including: Groundhog Day 2, Battle Angel, Lost, Zootopia 2, World War Z 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, Avengers: Endgame, and Avatar sequels.

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When Disney fired James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over old, offensive tweets, one of the rumors was that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi could take over. It made sense since Waititi brought comedy to the Thor franchise and seemed like a good fit. Marvel also asked Adam McKay to consider Guardians 3. But today, Waititi told the TCA he is definitely not going to helm Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 director

Marvel still hasn’t found a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director to take over for James Gunn, but they’ve approached a few people. One of those people was Adam McKay, director of Anchorman and the upcoming Vice. McKay has some Marvel experience – he worked on the script for Ant-Man, and has now confirmed he was up to direct Inhumans before it became a TV series. But it doesn’t seem like he’ll be taking over the Guardians franchise anytime soon.

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sequel bits practical magic

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen.
  • Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role.
  • Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years.
  • J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 script

James Gunn may no longer be directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3, but he’ll still play a part in how the film turns out. Brother Sean Gunn, who plays Kraglin and provides motion-capture for Rocket Raccoon, has confirmed rumors that Gunn’s Guardians 3 script will still be used in the film, whenever it gets made. More on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script below.

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