Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 Still Set To Use James Gunn’s Script

James Gunn

by Ben Travis |
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As the James Gunn firing saga rumbles on, the matter of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 hangs in the balance. The filmmaker, who wrote and directed the previous two Guardians films, was removed from the third instalment by Disney after historic offensive joke tweets were dredged up on his Twitter account – and while a fan campaign to reinstate Gunn as director hasn’t brought its desired result yet, it sounds like his influence will still be felt on the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter{=nofollow}, sources claim that Disney still intends to use the completed script that Gunn turned in a few weeks before his firing. Their report also adds that the director could receive a payout of up to $10 million in a settlement – and that some sources cite the possibility of Gunn maybe even returning in the future to develop other Marvel projects. Any contract disputes with Disney need to be ironed out before Gunn can move on to anything else, but once completed would allow him to jump onto another film immediately (if he wishes).

The Guardians cast came out in support of Gunn, releasing a joint statement to rally behind him, while Dave Bautista has been particularly vocal on social media about his desire for Gunn to return. This week he said that working without Gunn is ‘not what he signed up for’, posting: “I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis. That’s just how I feel.”

If Gunn isn’t reinstated to direct, it remains to be seen which filmmaker could step onto the project – and, by the sounds of things, bring Gunn’s screenplay to the big screen.

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