It goes without saying that director James Gunn was largely responsible for turning the Guardians of the Galaxy from D-list characters to major players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, one would think that Gunn is able to call the shots when it comes to the creative decisions concerning our favorite intergalactic heroes but as surprising as this may sound, turns out, he doesn't always get his way with things.
Gunn recently revealed on Twitter that he has actively campaigned on more than one occasion to be able to use a fan-favorite Guardian from the comics but all of his attempts failed. The character in question is Bug whose rights apparently belong to toy manufacturer Hasbro.
Responding to a fan who assumed Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji, who is set to appear in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is playing the beloved Micronauts member, Gunn quickly dismissed the idea and revealed that Marvel isn't allowed to use the character in any of its films because they don't have the rights to the character to begin with.
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Well, it's pretty safe to assume that Bug won't be appearing in GOTG 3 despite the desire of many fans. However, the emergence of Adam Warlock in the sequel totally makes up for it and it looks like Gunn will be going out of the MCU with a major bang. I'm pretty sure Vol. 3 will not disappoint.
The MCU's third Guardians of the Galaxy film is scheduled to hit cinemas on May 5, 2023.