Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#51 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 pm

McCrutchy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:51 pm
because Bautista seems to be risking a lot for a little.
Loyalty is far, far from "a little." It is obviously worth it for him to stick to his, erm, Gunns - can't put a price on being able to sleep at night.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#52 Post by knives » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:02 pm

I'm a bit surprised Gunn's brother, a minor character in the series, is keeping so mum though. That might become an awkward family table for a short while.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#53 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm

knives wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:02 pm
I'm a bit surprised Gunn's brother, a minor character in the series, is keeping so mum though. That might become an awkward family table for a short while.
Now there's an instance where someone reacting strongly to all this would have little to no impact.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#54 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:09 pm

Loyalty is an underrated virtue. It's why the end of American Madness makes me cry every time I watch it. What I'm saying is, remake American Madness and cast Bautista as, I don't know, the bank?

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#55 Post by knives » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm
knives wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:02 pm
I'm a bit surprised Gunn's brother, a minor character in the series, is keeping so mum though. That might become an awkward family table for a short while.
Now there's an instance where someone reacting strongly to all this would have little to no impact.
I think we can safely say no. Also Bautista as a Capra hero is something I never realized I wanted so much before.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#56 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:19 pm

I should hope everyone has a James Gunn in their life that they would quit Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#57 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm

This is already settling down.

Gunn is in high demand for other blockbuster films, his Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script will be used for the film, and he's still in negotiations to either be paid a lump sum to leave the script behind or return to direct it after all

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#58 Post by McCrutchy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:04 pm

As I strongly suspected it would. Disney world be foolish not to use at least the meat of Gunn's script in the first place, though I would be a bit surprised if he ends up being the sole credited writer. But who knows, by 2020, this could all long be forgotten.

I think it would be fun to see Gunn tackle a DC film, maybe even a Justice League film, or at least one with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. He's obviously got a knack for groups of heroes, after all.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#59 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:06 pm

Or maybe literally anything else than another superhero movie.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#60 Post by knives » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:24 pm

Like another Super movie.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#62 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:02 pm

...yet

This is going to play out for awhile longer until Disney can't stand the heat and hires him back.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#63 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:03 pm

I doubt it. This was likely an effort on Disney's part to be able to show that they were willing to hear Gunn out, and come back with their final decision and move on to hiring someone else. Likely someone a lot cheaper.


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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#66 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:46 pm

That article says he's only writing and not directing at this point.

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#67 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Sorry, I kind of jumped ahead to the finish line, the article says "with an eye to direct" and that almost definitely means he would direct it if he winds up liking his own script, I have to imagine DC is thrilled to have him in the fold for that project in particular after seeing how he spun gold out of Guardians of the Galaxy, which the first Suicide Squad was definitely aspiring to be on some level

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#68 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:17 pm

Yeah, it's definitely an overall amusing development, regardless of whether Gunn directs the film. I'm sure Disney is royally pissed at WB, which makes it even sweeter.

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#69 Post by Luke M » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm

Deadline Hollywood is reporting James Gunn is back on to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#70 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:48 pm

...and James Gunn has been rehired to direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#71 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:56 pm

Lol

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Re: Current Events: The Firing of James Gunn

#72 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:28 pm

The Onion is catching some heat for this one: Disney Rehires Director James Gunn As Part Of Company-Wide Push Towards Embracing Pedophilia

I think it's pretty funny, what are you gonna do

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