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Marvel Still Committed To Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, According To Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn, brother of the shunned James, has reassured Marvel fans that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still on the way.


Marvel Studios is still very much committed to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – with or without James Gunn.

That’s the latest from Sean Gunn, the man responsible for Kraglin and much of Rocket Raccoon’s motion capture performance throughout the Guardians series. Asked straight-up if the third (and perhaps final?) chapter was still in development, Gunn – Sean, not James – took the opportunity to reassure MCU fans that, while his brother currently has his hands full with The Suicide Squad relaunch at Warner Bros., Vol. 3 is coming down the pike.

Via AP:

Well, my brother is doing Suicide Squad 2 right now, which I’m really excited about and I know he’s really excited about. I don’t know what’s going on beyond that. I mean, Guardians 3 is gonna get made. We’re gonna make that movie, and we’ll figure out what happens there, but you know, everything ends up having a way of working itself out, I think.

As you’ll no doubt recall, Disney and Marvel Studios severed ties with James Gunn in 2018, when a number of gross and insensitive tweets were discovered. The subsequent fallout led to Gunn’s removal from Guardians 3 and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, though there are those who believe the decision was unjust, particularly when you consider the accusations leveled against Bryan Singer, who somehow – almost inexplicably – continues to land plum $10 million gigs despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Regardless, Sean Gunn later touched on the issue of his brother’s dismissal:

Things got a little bit crazy for a minute because outrage overwhelmed common sense. We’re gonna get there, we’re gonna make our movie and we’re gonna find our way. Maybe it took a couple of years longer than it was supposed to, but so what.

The search for a replacement director on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continues unabated, though Marvel Studios is clearly in no rush, given there are bigger fish (see: Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame) to fry.

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