James Gunn on How He Was Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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By Nico Parungo | More Articles Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer
May 15, 2019  04:35 PM


Now that most MCU fans have seen Avengers: Endgame, fans can’t wait to see what phase four has in store for them. One of the few films teased at the end of Endgame was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will have the ragtag group search for time-displaced Gamora, now with thicc Thor in the mix. Fans were very happy to hear about James Gunn returning to the film and the director had some interesting words to say about his rehiring.

Speaking with Deadline, Gunn discussed how he was rehired by Walt Disney Studios chief Alan Horn. Apparently, the two have some history since Horn knew about Gunn since the director used to write live-action Scooby Doo movies. Here’s what Gunn had to say about his surprise rehiring:

"I was about to sit down and talk about Suicide Squad with DC and I was excited about that. Alan asked me to come talk to him. I really believe he is a good man and I think he hired me back because he thought that was the right thing to do. I’ve known him a little, going back to the Scooby-Doo movies. I’ve always liked and admired him. I was touched by his compassion.”

“You hear in Hollywood that everybody’s cutthroat. That’s true of a section of this industry, but there’s also a lot of really good people. I’m always attracted to finding that goodness in places we don’t expect, often in the characters in my movies. I got a little bit teary-eyed in his office. And then I had to go tell Kevin Feige I had just decided to do Suicide Squad, so that made me very nervous."

Hearing about Gunn having to talk to Feige after saying yes to The Suicide Squad is kind of fun to hear and the fact that he was still kept is great news for everyone involved. Gunn working for both Marvel and DC is pretty darn cool, so let’s hope we get more from the director with these superhero films.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 does not have a release date, as of this writing. The Suicide Squad comes out on August 6, 2021.

Read: James Gunn Talks About What He’s Excited For The Most In GOTG 3

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