James Gunn Will NOT Be Rehired by Marvel/Disney for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Disney studio and Marvel have made a decision about James Gunn: he will not be rehired as director of the upcoming Guardians of the galaxy Vol. 3.

According to Variety, “Gunn and his UTA reps pushed hard for him to be given a second chance, and [Disney studio chairman Alan Horn] decided to take a courtesy meeting on Tuesday.”

The meeting was said to be “civil and professional,” but sources have claimed that Horn will not be changing his stance and they will continue production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 without James.

The sources further added that Marvel president Kevin Feige wasn’t present at the meeting; he was out of town, and while “it was rumored that Feige was pushing to bring Gunn back, he stands by the studio’s decision to not bring back the “Guardians” director for the third installment.”

This news comes almost a week after news surfaced that Marvel and Disney were discussing the possibility of brining back Gunn, especially after the cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy issued a statement in defense of him.

It was unclear as at press time if Disney and Marvel will be using the script that Gunn wrote, and also, if Dave Bautista will be starring in the upcoming GotG after saying he would not if Gunn’s script wasn’t used.

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