Did James Gunn Have Any Involvement with ‘Captain Marvel’?

When Marvel Studios announced Captain Marvel was FINALLY joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and bringing more of the space-race Kree with her, it seemed likely that perhaps James Gunn (writer, director of Guardians of the Galaxy 1-2) would be involved with some story elements, considering he first introduced the blue-skinned people in his GotG film with Ronan the Accuser played by Lee Pace.

It made sense, and it still kind of makes sense, especially with how much cross-title cooperation there has been with writers, directors, composers etc. with the grand team-ups of the MCU.

That said, Captain Marvel Executive Producer  Jonathan Schwartz commented on Gunn’s possible involvement/influence on the Carol Danvers film, and it isn’t as much as we thought it’d be. Schwartz commented to ComicBook.com during a set visit (back before Gunn had been fired by Disney):

“I think he’s read the script, we talked to him about it a little bit. It takes place before a lot of what he’s doing happens, so I’m sure the Skrulls will be a fun toy to play with at some point. But I think we’ve really been able to do our own thing. But we love when James gives input for sure.”

The quote also confirms the timeline of where Captain Marvel fits (again); that it happens pre-GotG.

The most powerful hero in the MCU will hit theaters on March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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