Category: Guardians of the Galaxy

MY GOD… IT’S SO FOOLISH, IT MIGHT…

MY GOD… IT’S SO FOOLISH, IT MIGHT JUST WORK!

Do you think Disney will bring James Gunn bac…

Do you think Disney will bring James Gunn back?

Nope. It’s a shame we didn’t get to see a complete trilogy but at the same time I’m eager to see who they bring on next. I’m excited to see what someone new can do with these characters. Taika Waititi and The Russo Brothers are perfect examples of bringing in new directors for MCU sequels and having them turn out amazing. I’m sure they’ll find someone great.

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‘AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’ IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE CAST OF GUARDIANS OF T…

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE CAST OF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Because for some reason I still have to stress the fact that myself, or statements like these, are not defending James’ past tweets, here I am, stressing to you that I myself and statements like these are NOT defending James’ tweets.

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy have a lot to say about their friend. I’m suprised personally that they’re able to voice their opinions like this with Disney inevitably watching over them like hawks. GotG Vol.3 will still be happening regardless for sure. Whether or not James will return is unknown, but I’m pretty doubtful.

The cast love the franchise as much as the fans, so they won’t jeopardise the MCU out of spite by ripping their contracts to shreds. Even if they’re legally unable to leave and break their contracts, that’s not the reason why they’re not getting up and going – they’re staying aboard, with or without James, for you, the fans… so even if you still hate James, and if you disagree with the cast’s views, apprechiate the fact that they’ll still be putting in their all for the sake of Vol.3 and beyond.

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ CAST RELEASE JOINT S…

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ CAST RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING JAMES GUNN!

Regarding James Gunn’s Recent Firing…

Regarding James Gunn’s Recent Firing…:

People may have noticed that I deleted the initial reaction that I posted the same day James had been fired. Although I was upset and suprised, I tried to remain neutral because both sides have valid points. The reason I deleted it is because, even though I valued each and every one of your comments (whether you agreed with me or not), I felt that my reaction was too ‘premature’, seeing as though more and more outlets have started to discuss this predicament from all angles – it’s opened my eyes a little bit more. Instead of writing a whole new reaction however, I’ll direct you to the link above; written by one of my favourite online movie news outlets, Collider. Not everyone will agree with all of their views, and I don’t mind people commenting as to why they disagree – just ensure that you’ve read the entire article before jumping into this comment section. This is one hell of a tricky situation…

MCU VILLAIN COSTUMES ON DISPLAY AT COMIC CON!

MCU VILLAIN COSTUMES ON DISPLAY AT COMIC CON!

MY REACTION TO JAMES GUNN BEING FIRED FROM DIS…

MY REACTION TO JAMES GUNN BEING FIRED FROM DISNEY/MARVEL AFTER CRUDE JOKES SURFACE FROM 2008:

Before I get started, I’m not defending or condoning James’ foul jokes in any way, shape or form – he’s a bit of an idiot for making those jokes in the first place, and he knows it and accepts that. In a way, I accept that Disney had to cut their association with him, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it.

So for a bit of context, in 2008, 10 YEARS ago and SIX YEARS before he’d written/directed his first movie for Marvel/Disney, James had tweeted some pretty dark jokes. They’re certainly profanic and require a particular sense of humour to find funny (they’re more like the kind of jokes you scoff at because they’re so stupid and rude). In the grand scheme of things, and with today’s day an age (terrible memes and whatnot), there have been far worse jokes been told on social media, but because James Gunn is under Disney’s wing, they wouldn’t want to represent him in any way once these old tweets were brought to the mass public’s attention, so I get that to some extent.

What I have difficulty wrapping my head around however, is how easily they cut the chord. James Gunn is one of the MCU’s most valuable assets! Guardians of the Galaxy is arguably most people’s favourite Disney/Marvel property. The amount of creativity, unique flare, and the sheer admiration for Groot for goodness sake – the MCU wouldn’t be the same without James’ hard work. He’s made powerful, beautiful, sentimental and all-round entertaining films about love and family that you can feel has poured raw from his heart and soul – he’s not the person he once was when he told those jokes (long before he was associated with Disney), and he’s recently stressed that himself.

I know it’s not right for me to compare, or bring this up, because I have so much damn respect for the legend, but Robert Downey Jr went to jail, he was a drug addict… and now he’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and the figurehead of the whole MCU! Does his past mistakes and wrong doings define his present day values? Hell no! Why should James be any different? (Especially when no actual crimes have been committed – just poor tasting ‘humor’ from a decade ago). You see how I said, “it’s not right for me to compare”? That’s because I didn’t want to use Robert’s bad past as an example, because I know that’s not who RDJ is now – that just proves my point further regarding how James’ past foolery shouldn’t affect him to such a dramatic extent. There should definitely be consequences for those tweets, and he’s done more than his fair share of apologies, explanations and reflections, but completely firing him from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3? I’m sorry, I think that’s ridiculous personally.

I know that he’s currently very vocal about politics, and his language isn’t exactly PG-13 like the Marvel movies he makes, but his twitter doesn’t represent Disney, Marvel or the movies he’s made for them – he’s allowed to say what he wants (I’m referring to his political views at the moment by the way, not the poor jokes). Freedom of Speech and whatnot. I don’t know for definite, but I assume Disney have sat back and winced at the majority of tweets he posts, hoping that they don’t backfire onto them, so I imagine those old jokes surfacing was Disney’s last straw, and they could no longer associate themselves with him. It’s a sad shame for sure.

I imagine Disney have very strict and demanding values to uphold, so their actors, writers, directors and producers have difficulty adhering to the standards Mickey Mouse has. I feel like their overwatch has gone too far on this occasion however. Disney is just one company though – after becoming a household name through the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Gunn won’t have any trouble finding new movies to write and direct – in fact, I imagine there’ll be dozens of producers dying to get him on board for loads of movies after no longer being busy with Marvel, because he’s a damn good movie maker.

His talent and innovation should be the things that define him, not a bunch of stupid tweets. And on the 0.001% chance of James reading this himself, you should be proud of the man you are, the movies you’ve made (and will continue to make), and the hearts you’ve touched doing so. You had plans to pave the cosmic side of the MCU, and I’m so annoyed I won’t be able to see those ideas come to fruition, I’m sure you are too. I know you’ve finished the script for Vol.3 to some extent – I hope you have the chance to assist and work closely with a replacement director (outside of Disney’s walls of course) to ensure that your vision and standards are met, because truthfully, I’m worried that Guardians won’t be the same without you. I hope to see your writing credit during Vol.3’s credit roll.

The most important thing for me to stress though: this is completley Disney’s loss. James has clearly made some mistakes back in 2008, but Disney have made an even bigger mistake letting go of Gunn. I also know that this decision wouldn’t have been made by Marvel/Kevin Feige… this is 100% Disney’s doing. As much as I like Disney and all that they’ve brought to my soul for 23 years now, I’ll have difficulty not holding this decision against them, especially when I sit down and watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, knowing that James couldn’t complete his run of Guardians films that he so clearly had an unparallelled passion for.

Much love to Mr. Gunn, and all the best for his future, his friends, family and awesome house pets ❤

JAMES GUNN NO LONGER DIRECTING ‘GUARDIANS OF T…

JAMES GUNN NO LONGER DIRECTING ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3′!

James Gunn has been removed as director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3′ following controversy surrounding a series of offensive “jokes” that surfaced on twitter. No other information has been revealed!

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NEW SDCC EXCLUSIVE ‘AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’ POSTER!

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