Thor: Ragnarok director won’t replace James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy 3
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi confirmed today he will not take on Guardians of the Galaxy 3, defending former director James Gunn and referring to it as “James’ film.”
Waititi was rumored to be the front runner director to replace Gunn on the project, following the latter’s firing by Disney and Marvel Studios in July 2018. Gunn was fired after a series of offensive tweets were resurfaced by far-right personality Mike Cernovich. The Guardians of the Galaxy cast asked Disney and Marvel Studios at the time to reconsider their decision, especially following backlash from press over the move, but nothing came of it.
Waititi, who appeared before the Television Critics Association today to talk about his upcoming FX series, What We Do…