Report: James Gunn Might Reunite With Disney

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn, whose business relationship with Disney was severed after many of his past tweets came to light, might still have a shot at resurrecting his career with the franchise, Deadline reports.

Deadline writes that sources attested that “back channel conversations are taking place between Marvel Studios and Disney.” That rumor surfaced after members of the cast of the film declared their loyalty to Gunn.

After the revelation of Gunn’s tweets, Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman, issued a statement saying, “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

Deadline reports, “Gunn remains eminently hire-able and a studio chief told me recently he’s eager to give him a picture once Gunn is free of Disney.” Noting that Gunn has written a script for the new Guardians installment, Deadline writes, “Gunn has written a script and Dave Bautista has gone as far as declaring he won’t want to reprise his Drax character unless Marvel uses Gunn’s version.”

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) speculated that Gunn might move to Warner Brothers and the DC universe from Disney; THR opined that Gunn would be a good fit for the character Booster Gold. THR wrote:

All of this is simply speculation. It’s possible that Gunn will choose to leave the superhero genre behind once finished with Marvel. But if that’s not the case, and he remains curious about making another statement about the people who try to save the day even when others aren’t paying attention — well, it has to be good to know there’s a perfect project waiting for him somewhere, if he’s interested.


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