James Gunn has successfully completed his trilogy of Guardians of the Galaxy within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the critics have not been entirely kind, including our own, the box office is loving the movie. One more proof of the growing disconnect between journalism specialized in cinema and audiences.
About the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3James Gunn and the rest of the cast of the film were interviewed by the hollywood reporter days before the premiere. The focus is on how the actors supported and actively sought the return of the director, successfully, after his firing from Marvel.
But some of James Gunn’s statements about the treatment of some of the Guardians of the Galaxy characters in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame They have surprised by their toughness. And because, after all, he is absolutely right.
James Gunn: “They did some things that I would not have done”
Gunn agrees that he’s excited about passing the baton to another director for future installments of Guardians of the Galaxy, but that cannot stop protecting its characters and its actors. That’s why when they appeared in the two films directed by the Russo brothers, it ended up being disconnected from some of the story arcs.
“They did some things that I wouldn’t have done or wanted to.” Especially two scenes involving Peter Quill/Star-Lord. “Yes, he would have killed Gamora if she asked him to, and no, he wouldn’t have hit Thanos, causing him to be unable to remove the infinity gauntlet, and ending up wiping out 50% of the universe.”
In fact, it is that peak moment that gives the complete turn in Avengers: Infinity War and leaves Peter Quill’s character as a selfish and incompetent guy. It’s something that happened after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and before that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Facts, moreover, that condition the character and even the film. But they were totally out of Gunn’s control.
And he’s probably right. Peter Quill’s record is distinct in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame everything we’ve seen before. Even in Thor: Love & Thunder all of Guardians of the Galaxy are flat and somewhat irrelevant. Although that has more to do with the current situation of the productions in that nickname and the constant changes to the film’s script to accommodate other delays within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Peter Gunn “inherited” all that character development that he had no control over and had to rearrange it to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The actors, in fact, are not sure whether to continue working with Marvel now that the director and writer is in charge of DC Studios.
“I can’t imagine playing Mantis with someone else writing the words,” says Pom Klementieff in the interview with the hollywood reporter. They even comment that during the recording of both Avengersshe and Chris Pratt were on the phone with Gunn while they were doing their scenes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It can already be seen in theaters around the world and closes the story that began with the first installment of the sub-franchise released in 2014. But it definitely opens up new possibilities.