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Marvel's GUARDIANS of the GALAXY Vol. 2: May 5th, 2017

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Michael Henry, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Message #621 of 634 Mar 15, 2019 at 10:37 PM
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    Robert Crawford

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    Edit: Nobody except Josh, thought it would happen so everybody should be happy as we rejoice this development while we look forward to the third film of this series.

    With that said, can we all get along? If not then use the "ignore" feature as there appears to be some conflict that has been reported to the moderators.
     
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  2. Josh Steinberg

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    I really did. I didn’t think I was going to persuade anyone and I wasn’t really interested in trying to, but the longer it went on without a director being hired, the more sure I was. I think they made a big mistake and it was very apparent early on, and it was just a matter of how they were going to undo it. And then when Gunn was hired for Suicide Squad 2 and absolutely no one objected, I think that probably was the final thing that persuaded Disney that there would be no blowback for rehiring him. Gunn was smart and kept his mouth shut and didn’t do anything to poison the well, but he did go out and get a high profile replacement job, proving that his name was still valuable and his services still in demand. I honestly thought once he was hired to write SS2 and there was no outcry, that he would have been hired back then. But honestly, no, I’m not surprised by this outcome.
     
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  3. Robert Crawford

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    Then you're smarter than the rest of us.;)
     
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    Wayne_j Cinematographer

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    I thought it should have happened but didn't expect Disney to ever do it.
     
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  5. Josh Steinberg

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    Maybe I was just more stubborn or deeper in denial on this one :D
     
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    Same here, I didn't expect higher management to admit they made a mistake by re-hiring him.
     
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    I did. I honestly thought it would happen before the end of 2018, though, and Disney/Marvel would use Gunn in promo work for (the then-untitled) Endgame.
     
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    We are Josh.
     
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    Like Robert, I didn't really think it was very likely, or that Disney would admit they were wrong and backtrack on their decision. At thte same time, I didn't really see any other way for them to restore the franchise. There didn't seem to be any other directors jumping at the vacancy, and they risked alienating a share of the potential audience, as well as creating bad blood with the cast and the Marvel division. So I'm glad they came to their senses.
     
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    So say we all! :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    Shortly after Gunn's firing, I wrote a letter to Bob Iger and Alan Horn urging them to reinstate him. I though at that time that they could perhaps be persuaded to recognize their error in judgment.

    However, there came a point after the cast wrote their letter when Disney reaffirmed their decision not to rehire him back. At that point, I began to think that it was a dead issue. So did Gunn apparently, because that's when he signed on for Suicide Squad (which we all know he wouldn't be doing at all if Disney hadn't fired him in the first place.)

    However, I am certainly glad they came to their senses and things can move forward now.
     
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    I was actually asking Josh Dial and Malcolm since they so graciously dug up my old posts. ;)

    But thanks for responding anyway.
     
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    Sorry, I missed that part - it’s not the first time we’ve mixed ourselves up round these parts. I’m still can’t remember which side of the mirror we’re from.
     
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    I don't believe I've seen anyone (here or elsewhere) not be happy about this decision. Let's enjoy the moment. There will surely be other frustrating moments along the way for movie fans (just look at what's happening with the Ezra Miller Flash movie right now!).
     
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