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Kevin Feige confirms James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 script will be used…

March 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

There has been plenty of speculation that, despite his rather unglamorous departure from Marvel/Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy (1 & 2) writer/director James Gunn would still have his script for the third movie used whenever it eventually went forward.

And now the MCU’s bossman, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that, yes, the Guardians were very much Gunn’s baby and his script will be a big part of the trilogy closer: “His influence was Guardians,” Feige says.

“It was his input on Guardians and the Avengers films, as you’ve seen in [Avengers: Infinity War], and on the Guardians 3 script, which we’re still using. So you’ll see that influence.”

However, before giving Gunn too much glory, Feige was quick to make it clear that – despite Thor: Ragnarok basically being a Guardians movie tonally and visually – Gunn’s influence was not set to sweep across the whole MCU as fans – and Gunn himself – had predicted: “I think online the notion of [Gunn being the] ‘architect across multiple cosmic things’ was slightly blown out of proportion.”

Gunn, in 2017, said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 would be “the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe” and would set up the next ten years of the MCU.

Now, while that may be hyperbole, with The Eternals coming and, as we said above, Ragnarok feeling like a Gunn movie, we reckon Feige may be being a little disingenuous here. We think Gunn was set to be a mover and shaker, as When was before him and the Russo brothers are now, in the MCU but it simply wasn’t to be.

“I will be working side-by-side with Kevin Feige and the gang to help design where these stories go,” Gunn said in 2017, “and make sure the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe is as special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far.”

We don’t think he got that idea from nowhere… but what do we know?

Oh, and speaking of The Eternals, Feige had this to say about the scope of the upcoming movie: “Everything after Endgame and after Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be different and be unique, as we try to make every film. But seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re gonna do and want to do. But also introducing characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like Guardians, much like Avengers before we made Avengers. And there are lots of them.

“Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people. You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.”

James Gunn is currently writing The Suicide Squad for DC/Warners and will be directing it starting in September.

Source: CinemaBlend

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….