Tuesday, 21 August, 2018


Batista Threatens To Quit Guardians Of The Galaxy Franchise

TODO alt text Dave Bautista says he'll quit Guardians Vol. 3 if Disney doesn't use James Gunn's script
Hannah Rogers | 09 August, 2018, 05:46

Well, one might assume that getting abruptly fired off a blockbuster franchise would be damaging to one's career, but a new report over at The Hollywood Reporter indicates this probably won't be the case for James Gunn: according to their sources, rival studios are chomping at the bit to hire the guy.

Earlier this year, director James Gunn revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be released in 2020.

The former shepherd of Marvel's cosmic universe - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 included - was abruptly fired on July 20th when a collection of gross and inappropriate tweets resurfaced. There's no question that Cernovich is a awful person - he got his start in the men's rights movement, calls people who disagree with him pedophiles, and helped spread the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which came to a head when a man fired an assault rifle in a pizza restaurant - but that doesn't change the fact that Gunn did send those tweets.

The exit of James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is far from over. There's reportedly still a chance Disney could offer Gunn another spot at Marvel in an attempt to keep him from going over to the competition.

THR notes that Gunn is now locked in complicated negotiations with Disney over his exit.

Avengers and Guardians star Dave Bautist has been highly vocal in his support for Gunna nd his disgust overteh way Disney has handled teh situation. Gunn is still technically on contract with Disney and won't be free to look elsewhere until exit negotiators are finished.

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Despite almost a month passing since Disney's firing of James Gunn, the status of the immensely popular Guardians of the Galaxy films remains a mystery.

Gunn, who was set to director the third installment of the popular superhero science fiction franchise, was sacked July 20 after decade-old tweets resurfaced in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape. While Gunn had already apologized for his attempts at shock humor, Disney still decided not to rehire him, even after a massive campaign to reinstate him.

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