Rhad wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:33 am
As they haven't started even filming the 3rd GotG yet I wonder what would happen if the stars of the movie, or even just one or two of them took a stand and said either hire him back or we drop out of the movie? I know at least one of the actors seems to be quite upset over it, at least by things he has tweeted. I don't know if any of them would be willing to make such a stand, but it would put Disney in an impossible position.
The actors are all contractually obligated, and I have to imagine that getting out of those contracts would be extremely difficult.
I love what Gunn did with the Guardians and for the MCU as a whole, but I don't have a problem with Disney going in a different direction. The Guardians parts of Infinity War were fantastic, and I believe that a new director and creative force can have a lot of success with the movies moving forward.
And I thought Sean Gunn's posts on Twitter were excellent
I hope it goes without saying that I love and support my brother James. And I'm quite proud of how kind, generous, and compassionate he is with the people in his life, whether they are friends, family, colleagues, fans, or strangers. Since he was a kid, it was clear he had a desire (maybe destiny) to be an artist, tell stories, find his voice through comics, films, his band. The struggle to find that voice was sometimes clunky, misguided, or downright stupid, and sometimes wonderful, moving, and hilarious. Since devoting his entire life to the Guardians movies and MCU six years ago, I've seen him channel that voice into his work on those movies and seen him transform from the guy who made up things to shock people.
I saw firsthand as he went from worrying about "softening his edge" for a larger audience to realizing that his "edge" wasn't as useful of a tool as he thought it was. That his gift for storytelling was something better. I saw that he was more open-hearted than the guy who needed to get a rise out of people by making nasty or offensive jokes (or whatever you choose to call them--I don't think his bluer material was ever his funniest and neither does Mom). In many respects this change in my brother was reflected in the change that the Guardians go through. I've heard my brother say many times that when Quill rallies the team with "this is our chance to give a shit"--to care--that it's the pep talk he himself needed to hear.
It's part of what made working on the Guardians movies such a rewarding experience for the cast, myself included. We managed to find ourselves involved in a big-budget superhero movie that was, at its core, deeply personal. That's a gift. And that's why it's good. This isn't new information, by the way. It's all stuff that James has explained many times in interviews, in more detail and more eloquently. It's not some new spin. It's always been part of the story. So I guess my hope is that fans continue to watch and appreciate the Guardians movies, not despite the fact that the filmmaker used to be kind of a jackass, but because of it. They are, after all, movies about discovering your best self. Working on those movies made my brother a better person, and they made me one too. I'm proud of that. Peace.