After allegations of sexual misconduct grabbed James Gunn’s leg and pulled him out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which was a prime jewel sub-franchise of the MCU, was under threat. The first and second movies in the series were massive hits and were seen as cinematic milestones under James Gunn’s directions. But with Gunn thrown out of the chair by Disney itself, the GOTG 3 movie, which was currently undergoing shooting when the incident happened, was stalled indefinitely. James Gunn is officially coming back to Marvel Studio and is directing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 once more. But the release date of the movie, according to Disney, leaves much to be desired for. Presenting – Disney says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will not release before 2023!!
The Guardians of the Galaxy series of movies are known for their visual delights and captivating musical scores. That is how the first movie won our hearts and to some extent, that same formula again worked wonders to entice the fans again in the sequel. James Gunn’s direction is unique and takes into account a lot of aspects that the other Directors of similar calibre tend to ignore.
So his departure left a gaping hole in the MCU’s Director’s helm, a hole that would have been too difficult to find a replacement for. So it is really fortunate of Disney that they could hire back James Gunn for the reminder of the GOTG Vol 3 production.
Last year, Disney had to fire him from his post as the Director after old online records showing James Gunn posting ‘alleged’ sexual content that promotes child pornography re-surfaced. After he was fired, a lot of the GOTG 3 movie cast members, came to the media to express their support for the Director. The Director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Watiti, also verbally supported the campaign which led to the rehiring of James Gunn for the role of the Director of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
After Warner Bros Studios announced James Gunn will now be a part of the DC Extended Universe announced, everyone had lost hope that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise is ever going to rise back again. James Gunn is all set to direct the Suicide Squad 2 movie. But his rehiring also means the GOTG 3 movie is again back on track. But this time, with Gunn having prior engagements, it would be hard from his to allocate time to the GOTG 3 movie.
Since James Gunn now has committed to making the Suicide Squad sequel, which is all set for an August 2012 release. So this means that the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie will only hit the screens four years later in the year 2023. Is Gunn trying to punish Marvel for firing him wrongly or is it just the natural order of things? We might never know the answer. But for now, we have to live with the fact that the acclaimed GOTG 3 movie is about to suffer in silence.
Avengers: Endgame is set for release on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been recently released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”
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Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.