James Gunn Future
Alright….so I am sure we have all heard the news about Disney firing James Gunn. Needless to say it is a little upsetting, but I’m not writing this to discuss what happened behind the scenes and how the decision came to be. You can read that for yourself. I’m here to talk about the impact that this decision will have on the MCU (and pretty much all major franchises going forward.)
I remember when I saw The Avengers for the first time. I felt like a damn kid in a candy store. Yeah it was awesome to see our favorite heroes join together on the big screen after years of build up, but to me, the greatest moment was when Stark took the nuke into the wormhole. I mean sure, Thor is not from Earth, but at the time all we saw was maybe what? A few different rooms in Asgard? One or 2 clips of Jotunheim? We didn’t REALLY know what else could be out there!
Then all of a sudden, Guardians of The Galaxy was announced. Now most people didn’t have a single clue who the hell this new teams of heroes were. Let alone how they would factor in to the bigger picture that we now know as the MCU. Gunn took the average Marvel fan, gave them a shit load of caffeine, and asked for them to join him on his journey. There is NO DOUBT that GOTG wouldn’t have worked if it weren’t for Gunn’s vision and approach to making the film. He basically made a film that he knew his younger self would have paid money to see. (All of the music…..and for God’s sake….Space Opera….Star Wars!)
James Gunn was in line to bring the MCU into a new direction after Avengers 4…..a COSMIC DIRECTION! We already know that the next phase is intending to head in that direction. I mean shit……Captain Marvel is on her way!
Let’s not forget the fact that the Disney/Fox deal is bringing both the X-men AND the Fantastic Four back to the MCU! We all know of the many space adventures both teams have had in the past, but the main question is: How do you top Thanos?
At the end of the day…Marvel/Disney’s decision to terminate Gunn’s contract COULD essentially rob his cosmic tone and vision which are TAILOR MADE for some of our favorite heroes to join the MCU. Marvel and Disney have a tough choice to make: Bring back a proven MVP of the MCU…..or risk a new director being constantly compared to their Ex.
Let’s not forget……Warner Bros is releasing a Green Lantern Corps movie soon…..and I bet we all know who they have their eye on!