A big part of Marvel Phase 5 is the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is bound to be the last time we see the guardians all together in their own solo film, and director James Gunn even promised that the franchise ends with a bang to say farewell. Apparently, this also has something to do with Gunn jumping to DC Studios as the new co-CEO, which complicates the process. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige claims he supports the former MCU director all the same.
“It was not dissimilar to when we talked about [James Gunn] doing The Suicide Squad.” Feige said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in lieu of whether he did talk to Gunn before he got transferred to DC Studios, “I said, ‘That’s awesome and I can’t wait to see it.’ I’ve never been shy about loving those characters.”
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See, previously, the major reason James Gunn got fired from Marvel Studios was due to his resurfaced controversial tweets, which obviously led to his leave. Disney was quick to address that Gunn’s Twitter feed was indefensible and therefore severed their business ties with him. But it seems that despite the competition facing them in the eye, Feige doesn’t mind in keeping it friendly with the former Marvel Studios employee.
“I had Superman posters all over my walls in my childhood bedroom. The notion of those characters being in such good hands with James is exciting and it’s very cool,” Feige said before pulling up a joke, “--after he finishes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, of course.”
It’s a bit awkward having to promote DC’s The Flash and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at the same time, although, there is no doubt that Gunn loves both franchises all the same, seeing as he created the Guardians films and now, he’s off in reconstructing the foundation of the new DCU slate starting with Chapter One: Gods & Monsters.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated for release on May 5, while DC’s The Flash hits theaters this June 16.