Disney kicking out James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2020) will probably punish no one else but the Marvel and Disney franchise. The American filmmaker has always been very active working on lots of different projects and helping out his frequent collaborators. We all should remember Gunn started his career as part of the Troma crew, being the co-writer of Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and Terror Firmer (1999), creator of The Tromaville Café TV series (1997– ) and actor in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000) and LolliLove (2004). With a resumé like this, it is clear that the man has an intense love for horror and grotesque humor.
This new movie has already been filmed and is currently in the post-production status. Its title is still not revealed yet. It is a production of the H Collective together with the Gunn family. Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, brother and cousin of James Gunn respectively, are the authors of the screenplay. David Yarovesky, another person in the Gunn orbit and director of the horror sci-fi The Hive (2015), has been the chosen one to direct.
The plot of the movie is also unknown at the moment, but it’s been advanced that the cast is led by Elizabeth Banks, who already starred James Gunn’s horror flick Slither (2006). With her, David Denman, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Becky Wahlstrom, Terence Rosemore, Stephen Blackehart, Jackson A. Dunn, Christian Finlayson, Annie Humphrey and Emmie Hunter complete the main cast. Sony Pictures has the distribution rights and has announced that the movie will open on the 30th of November this year.
This movie was supposed to be announced by James Gunn at the past Comic-Con but his presence was canceled after Disney decided to fire him due to the so-called offensive Tweets the filmmaker did years ago. But we all should be glad this ridiculous witchhunt of dubious morality the Mickey Mouse studio is conducting is not stopping Gunn and many other artists to try to do different and risky projects. Before Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), James Gunn’s previous movie was that little masterpiece called Super (2010) –read our review here–. It would be a great joy if the next period in his career his work is back to that more underground style. Filmmakers like James Gunn are always needed, and even more nowadays when big studios don’t bet on originality and always look for lame brainless money-makers.
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