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Guardians of the Galaxy James gunn fired!!! - Part 1

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You do realize this franchise was inevitably going to go on without him at some point regardless of him being forced out.
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Why are some people acting like he's irreplaceable?
 
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Why are some people acting like he's irreplaceable?

I kind of wanted James Gunn to be the first director to run an entire trilogy. I REALLY don't think you get anywhere near the same feel without Gunn.
 
I would have loved it if instead of the letter, the main cast would have reposted Gunn's controversial tweets on their account to force Disney to fire them all.
 
I would have loved it if instead of the letter, the main cast would have reposted Gunn's controversial tweets on their account to force Disney to fire them all.
Did you read the letter? No one wants to be associated with what he said.
 
I would have loved it if instead of the letter, the main cast would have reposted Gunn's controversial tweets on their account to force Disney to fire them all.

They play a bunch of A*holes, they're (likely) not A*holes themselves.
 
I thought that was a classy way to respond. What I'm interested in now is if any of them will possibly refuse to come back if Gunn doesn't. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
 
I don't think this is gonna end well for this cast. Also telling that Feige is awfully quiet.
 
Did you read the letter? No one wants to be associated with what he said.

I'd never expect any of them to actually do that, I just like the hypothetical scenario of Disney being forced to fire the entire cast.
 
So I guess we know the first scene of Vol 3 will be a backside shot in dark silhouette of the Guardians walking into a building and it getting blown up.
 
People in here talking about how James Gunn is essential to GOTG and how he is the DNA of the franchise and I'm just sat here thinking "Did the same crew that made the first movie work on the second? Because it doesn't look like it. The first one was cool and charming, vol. 2 was just, eh...".

James Gunn is not essential to GOTG.
 
People in here talking about how James Gunn is essential to GOTG and how he is the DNA of the franchise and I'm just sat here thinking "Did the same crew that made the first movie work on the second? Because it doesn't look like it. The first one was cool and charming, vol. 2 was just, eh...".

James Gunn is not essential to GOTG.

Speak for yourself, I like vol.2 more than 1...it had more of a lasting effect on me.
 
I think we haven't heard from Feige because he's working to bring Gunn back.

Can't think of any other legitimate reason why he wouldn't release a statement to the faithful.
 
So I guess we know the first scene of Vol 3 will be a backside shot in dark silhouette of the Guardians walking into a building and it getting blown up.

This is followed by the introduction of Cosmo the Spacedog, who begins the journey to recruit a new Guardians team.
 
I don't think this is gonna end well for this cast. Also telling that Feige is awfully quiet.

To be fair, I think Feige is in a no win position. He's not publicly gonna advocate for Gunn and oppose his boss over Gunn. He's got clout now, but not that much clout. He may agree with the cast but he's ultimately accountable to Disney and he's not gonna rail against them over one director even if a lot of fandom wants him to.

I actually think the cast did the best thing they could do with the open letter. They show the fans they support them while not being belligerent and demanding of Disney. Had they issued threats and tried to force Disney's hand , then I think it would be 50/50 as to whether Disney would give in or cann everybody.
 
At this point, I think there's at decent chance that Marvel just doesn't make Vol. 3.

If the rumors are true they were looking to can Gunn anyway, they clearly aren't deeply concerned about the franchise. They have X-Men and FF in their deck now, the hype behind those joining the MCU will more than cover any loses.
 
I think this cast is essentially telling Disney to rehire Gunn back for GOTG 3 or else, because if Disney doesn't do what the letter is asking them to do, do you think the cast will just cave and happily return under a new director? This is a blinking contest and as much as I want the GOTG cast to succeed, I think in the end Disney will win out, and cancel the third movie.

Now, if the Avengers cast post a similar letter in support of James Gunn, then Disney will be forced to listen.
 
Yeah RDJ saying something would cause a ruckus.
 
To be fair, I think Feige is in a no win position. He's not publicly gonna advocate for Gunn and oppose his boss over Gunn. He's got clout now, but not that much clout. He may agree with the cast but he's ultimately accountable to Disney and he's not gonna rail against them over one director even if a lot of fandom wants him to.

I actually think the cast did the best thing they could do with the open letter. They show the fans they support them while not being belligerent and demanding of Disney. Had they issued threats and tried to force Disney's hand , then I think it would be 50/50 as to whether Disney would give in or cann everybody.

But that's the thing: they are being passive aggressive and going against a decision that their company made. So in writing this open letter, they pretty much are forcing Disney's hand. Like some people said, it would be one thing if this was the Avengers cast that spoke out, but this group got lucky and doesn't have the clout of their peers. They're playing with their money.

We'll see what happens but it wouldn't shock me if Disney/Marvel makes an example out of them. Especially when they have Fantastic Four and X-Men on the horizon, they can be replaced.
 
I don't think Chris Pratt is "easily replaceable." He's become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The rest of them? Yes, very much so. Pratt? No. I don't think anyone in the cast is willing to lose their job over Gunn. (except maybe Bautista)
 
But that's the thing: they are being passive aggressive and going against a decision that their company made. So in writing this open letter, they pretty much are forcing Disney's hand. Like some people said, it would be one thing if this was the Avengers cast that spoke out, but this group got lucky and doesn't have the clout of their peers. They're playing with their money.

We'll see what happens but it wouldn't shock me if Disney/Marvel makes an example out of them. Especially when they have Fantastic Four and X-Men on the horizon, they can be replaced.

This cast was a strong piece of the one of Disney's highest grossing films they've ever made, and includes one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. I would be incredibly surprised if Disney tries to make an example of them.

Hell, if Pratt, behind the scenes, tells Disney to rehire Gunn or he walks, I would put money on Disney blinking first in that scenario.
 
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