Daredevil’s Vincent D’Onofrio Disappointed By James Gunn Firing


There’s indeed been no shortage of high profile talent weighing in on the termination of James Gunn, and this past Friday, another big player in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Vincent D’Onofrio, offered his opinion on the matter.

Coinciding with the latest Bautista onslaught, D’Onofrio, whom you might recognize as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in the Netflix crime drama Daredevil, proffered his two cents. A man of few words, it’s easy to see where D’Onofrio stands on the matter, nonetheless.

In response to an article posted to Twitter by ScreenRant, entitled “Disney Not Rehiring James Gunn is a Big Mistake for Marvel (And Beyond),” he had the following to say: “This is a big bummer.”

While The Walt Disney Company and James Gunn will not be able to restore their working relationship, the House of Mouse is still dealing with the fallout of their decision.

Dave Bautista – who, earlier in the month, threatened to walk away from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 should Disney and Marvel mutually agree to scrap the script Gunn is believed to have completed before he was let go – made sure his voice was heard once again, launching a sarcastic broadside against the studio on Friday. And he was far from the only one.

What with principal photography believed to be getting underway soon on Doctor Strange 2, and filming already commenced apropos of the only other post-Phase Three production, Spider-Man: Far From Home, it’ll be interesting to see how Kevin Feige and co. plan to handle Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 from here.

After all, the picture is scheduled to begin shooting early next year, assuming it can stay on schedule, of course. And with the hunt for a new director now underway, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as Marvel takes their next steps. If one thing’s for certain, though, it’s that the film just won’t be the same without James Gunn.