In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, director Adam McKay (Step Brothers) confirmed he was approached by Marvel for upcoming film. Adam McKay was approached to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 for Marvel Studios. Ever since james Gunn was fired from the project, Disney has been looking to find a director to replace him, but have come up empty handed.
Because of Gunn’s influence on the tone of the films, fans of the series were upset to find out that he would no longer be associated with Marvel due to old offensive Tweets that had surfaced. Since his firing, fans and coworkers have been advocating for Disney to rehire Gunn, but the House of Mouse won’t budge on their decision. Despite Gunn’s fans and coworkers daring efforts, Disney and Marvel Studios are still looking for a new director.
For McKay’s part, he sounds more interested in kicking off his own Marvel property rather than continuing one that’s already ongoing. After mentioning how he’d love to do a movie about Nova, McKay said his number one choice is a film with Silver Surfer. McKay said “Silver Surfer is the one I wanna do, man.”
Even though not everyone is a fan of McKay’s choice of comedy, he’s proven he has what it takes to direct both comedies and more serious films. Many people wouldn’t be happy if McKay was chosen to replace Gunn, but with that in mind, no matter who Disney chooses, people are going to be upset because it isn’t Gunn.
Unfortunately, we’re no closer to learning about who will take the Guardians franchise into the future, but McKay would be a great choice. .
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