Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 rumors: James Gunn’s script might not be used

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 rumors now include rumblings that the film will not use James Gunn’s work on the script.

The Guardians of the Galaxy might sound very different in their next appearance. Yes, sound. After all, it’s a script that provides the lines that actors have to deliver and though franchise scripts do their best to sound similar to previous incarnations, the transition is not always completely seamless. (Compare Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and you’ll see what we mean.) But now this might affect one of Marvel’s many sub-franchises, as Omega Underground’s Christopher Marc has reported a new rumor that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not use James Gunn’s script at all.

Unsurprisingly, Marc followed it up with concerns that the film might not meet its schedule; MCUCosmic tried to spin it positively, with notes that Marvel has had to change course before. Of course, the question here could be as simple as: Does Marvel even need Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

Sure, it’d be possible to do it with a new director and script, but does Vol. 3 need to have all of the members participating? What about paring it down to focus on just a few characters and giving them more room to develop? It certainly worked in Gamora’s favor in Avengers: Infinity War to have time with other characters — right up until that whole trip to Vormir, anyway.

Additionally, focusing on Nebula, Gamora, and Mantis would change the entire tone of the film and create a female team-up movie that Marvel could honestly use more than another two hours of Star-Lord being kind of the worst.

There’s a lot of potential here for Marvel to shake things up with Guardians of the Galaxy, and since the initial movie was already a gamble, why shouldn’t the third in the series do the same? It worked for Thor, after all.

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Whether or not you agree with the circumstances surrounding Gunn’s firing — and it’s possible to be of both minds on it — it looks like Disney has made its choice when it comes to his employment. The question should now be whether or not Disney and Marvel embrace the potential they now have for Guardians Vol. 3.