A new rumor is being widely reported that Disney might be looking to re-hire James Gunn and bring him back to work at Marvel Studios. The news is coming from a variety of sources for multiple outlets which lead credibility to the rumor, but it should be stressed that at this time it is just that.
The most recent news comes shortly after the main ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ franchise cast members spoke out and asked for the director to be brought back. These new sources appear to show that Disney is thinking about doing just that.
According to Variety’s coverage of this, “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.”
Of course, it will be a tricky PR nightmare to bring the director back after Disney fired him for overly insensitive tweets which he had previously made. If the studio does bring him back, you can tell a giant redemption story spin is going to be placed upon his return.
Another indication that they are potentially contemplating bringing Gunn back is that there have been no announcements to the search for a new director. With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ slated to begin production in early 2019, that is something which would need to be taken care of rather quickly, and there has been no public indication that a search has started.
Do you feel that Disney should re-hire James Gunn for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’? If he is brought back, do you feel that the creator will have the same creative freedom which he previously enjoyed and still be thought of as the future of Marvel’s cosmic side? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!