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Author Topic: JAMES GUNN BACK TO DIRECT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3  (Read 114 times)
Darth Knox
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 03:20:29 PM »

Was it really a "toxic Fanbase" (By Thunder I am so sick of seeing those words) that called for his termination?  Seemed to me it was people who weren't even really fans anyway.  All I saw of the fan base, from people on both sides of the political spectrum, was that it was a stupid move.
An Alt Right website "broke" the news and then yes, toxic fanbase took up the cause, as a way to hit back against the firing of Roseanne Barr due to her twitter comments. Real fans understood that while his tweets were in poor taste he didn't actually do anything wrong. But there were those who twisted what was into something it wasn't for their own agenda.

But, as this is getting close to violating forum rules (not discussion about politics) let's focus on the positives. Disney and Gunn have made up, he's back to direct GotG 3 (after he's finished directing Suicide Squad 2) and we have more great movies to look forward to.
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2019, 03:34:59 PM »

An Alt Right website "broke" the news and then yes, toxic fanbase took up the cause, as a way to hit back against the firing of Roseanne Barr due to her twitter comments. Real fans understood that while his tweets were in poor taste he didn't actually do anything wrong. But there were those who twisted what was into something it wasn't for their own agenda.

But, as this is getting close to violating forum rules (not discussion about politics) let's focus on the positives. Disney and Gunn have made up, he's back to direct GotG 3 (after he's finished directing Suicide Squad 2) and we have more great movies to look forward to.

Oh I know the background, and that is my point.  All those calling for or agreeing with the firing also said they didn't like Gotg anyway...I spent 2 days reading those posts.  So I don't consider them an actual "Fanbase"  just assholes.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2019, 03:42:47 PM »

Yeah. Maybe I should come up with a different term to use. Anyway, positive thoughts. Happy times.

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2019, 03:59:33 PM »

It's good that he's back, for real fans of the franchise and for the cast and crew. I know Dave Bautista especially took his firing hard, though none of them were happy. That says a lot about the man.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2019, 04:10:53 PM »

Indeed. Bautista has long stated that the only reason he has a movie career is because James Gunn took a chance on him. And the fact that he knew he was jeopardising his career by very vocally and publically backing Gunn and calling out Disney for the way they treated the situation when it happened speaks to the integrity and loyalty of the man.

 
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2019, 04:25:08 PM »

I for one am happy to see Gunn back, though I'm not surprised.  I figured Disney would eventually reverse their decision once they announce they were going to stick with his script.  I can't think of another director who could direct the GotG films.  They are the most irreverent (in a good way) of all the Marvel properties.  Only someone who has this sort of humor can successfully direct this sort of franchise. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 04:32:04 PM »

This is kinda linked to this news, but I've heard that Joss Whedon might be on the verge of coming back into the MCU fold and direct another movie.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 07:10:32 PM »

Indeed. Bautista has long stated that the only reason he has a movie career is because James Gunn took a chance on him. And the fact that he knew he was jeopardising his career by very vocally and publically backing Gunn and calling out Disney for the way they treated the situation when it happened speaks to the integrity and loyalty of the man.

 

Agreed. I respect him for that
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