Taika Waititi Won’t Direct ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’: ‘That’s James’ Film’

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Marvel Studios Taika WaititiDuring the television critics association press tour, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi confirmed he will not direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

After right-wing commentators brought offensive Tweets written by James Gunn back into the public sphere, Disney terminated their relationship with the filmmaker and fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While some fans have called on Disney to rehire James Gunn as the director of the film, others have suggested potential candidates who could replace him. Taika Waititi has been a popular choice among fans, but the Thor: Ragnarok director confirmed he will not sit in the director’s chair for the third Guardians film:

“Nope. Not doing that movie. I’m hanging out with [Marvel] still. Talking about new stuff, but I don’t know what that might be yet. I want to do another movie.”

While Thor: Ragnarok demonstrated Taiki Waititi could bring the colorful flair and comedic tone the Guardians films are known for, the filmmaker explained that he “didn’t really” have conversations with Marvel about taking the job and noted why he does not want to succeed James Gunn as the director of Vol. 3:

“For me, that’s James’ film. Going into something like that, which has got his stamp all over it, it would feel like going into someone’s house and saying ‘Hey, I’m your new dad.'”

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James Gunn had completed his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and production was scheduled to begin early next year. However, the project has been put on hold following the decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy, though Disney and Marvel Studios are reportedly intending to use his script.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest updates on the Marvel Studios film as it develops!

Source: The Wrap

The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Superhero Cinema 2018 Black Panther Avengers Thanos The Incredibles Aquaman2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.

Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.

Here are the theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”

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Sebastian Peris

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