TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 26, 2018
Since the cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel world has been collectively holding its breath to see how things will shake out and, more importantly, how that will impact the MCU going forward. Sean Gunn is a big player in the MCU thanks to his role(s) in Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only does he play the Ravager Kraglin, he's also the on-set representation for Rocket Raccoon, before Bradley Cooper goes into a recording booth and gets all the credit.
In a new interview with Tulsa World, Gunn gets hounded about Avengers 4 plot details he can't and won't give away, but when talk moves to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he tells a little more than has been given away by other members of the cast...
“I don’t really know yet what’s going on with ‘Guardians 3.’ I know that Disney still wants to make the movie. I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote. Obviously, that was a very unfortunate situation for everybody, most of all him, but I am also somebody who had been preparing to spend half a year making that movie and now that’s up in the air.
“Obviously, I think it’s a tricky proposition for them to find another director to step in — and also the scheduling of a lot of other actors who are incredibly busy can’t be easy. But I know that they plan on making the movie. I had not been contacted at all for a while, but I was recently contacted by Marvel saying, ‘Yeah, we do plan to make this movie. We’re just not sure when yet.’ ”
Makes sense and he says a lot more about the process of getting the film off the ground than anyone else has. Scheduling all of that, all of those actors, has got to be a logistical nightmare. It's also somewhat relieving to hear that they won't be tossing James Gunn's script for the film, even though he was booted from the director's chair this summer.
Marvel just needs to hire Taika Waititi and be done with it already.