Kevin Feige Says James Gunn’s Return Means “All is Right With the World”

We have to say, on the topic of James Gunn‘s return to the Disney fold with Marvel Studios to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, we COMPLETELY agree with Kevin Feige.

Photo by Bill Watters

“Thankfully [James Gunn] is back and he’s doing it and all is right with the world,” the Marvel Studios boss recently told i09 while talking about the possible production timeline for Guardians vol 3. “I won’t say specifically [when Guardians 3 was coming out] but I will say we’re delaying when the film would have originally been.”

Germain Lussier of i09 asked Feige if bringing Gunn back possibly moved Guardians vol 3 from it’s position in Phase 4:

“I don’t think so. I mean we were prepping a movie and then stopped prepping that movie when that happened. So that, obviously, naturally, delayed the film. In terms of storyline, the answer is ‘I don’t think so.’ Unless James comes back and says ‘Hey I learned this thing. I want to try this thing’ or adapts his script that he’s already written.”

Which makes sense.

We DO know that Gunn will be busy for the foreseeable future with his The Suicide Squad project at Warner Bros. Pictures, so that could also be part of the delay.

The Suicide Squad currently has an expected release date of August 6th, 2021 and as of yet, there are no set dates for a possible bow for Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3. Feige has been adamant that any Phase 4 plans will not be discussed until AFTER Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 6th 2019.

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. 



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