In an interview with Empire (via The Guardian), venerable director Martin Scorcese decried Marvel movies as not being “cinema.” Scorcese has the résumé to be snotty about movies but he obviously missed the deep symbolism in movies like Ant-Man. Past and present Marvel directors like Joss Whedon and James Gunn were unhappy with Marty’s pissing on their work. Impeachment inquiry what?
Anyone still holding out a shred of hope that Disney will have a change of heart and re-hire James Gunn to direct the next Guardians of the Galaxy film better lower their expectations down to zero percent (I’m looking at you, Dave Bautista). Because if this news is true, then DC might be in the midst of poaching James Gunn to the other side of superhero franchises.
Dave Bautista Says That The Thought Of Working For Disney Without James Gunn Is Now “Nauseating” (UPDATE)
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies have made so much money, you might think Dave Bautista, who plays Dax the Destroyer in the series, says a little prayer of thanks to Disney every time he checks his bank balance. But the only thing Dave probably does now when he thinks of Disney is grab a bucket in case he needs something to heave into.
Over the weekend, people outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy fandom became uncomfortably familiar with the name James Gunn (a name I personally have confused with Jame Gumb, which is an entirely different type of uncomfortable all together). James Gunn was fired by Walt Disney Studios from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a conservative website went through his Twitter and dug up some decade-old jokes about rape and pedophilia.
Sometimes when a higher up is fired for some unsavory behavior, their former co-workers might pull an “I don’t know them.” But it’s usually circumstantial. And under these circumstances, several Guardians of the Galaxy stars have loudly come to his defense.
Much like a cubic zirconium, the internet is forever. Unless there is some sort of electromagnetic pulse extinction event, that ass up pic you drunkenly sent the guy you were dating in 2005 is eventually going to rear its ugly head. Hopefully not in your future son’s spank bank. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn has learned this lesson the hard way. Disney has fired him from helming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some messy tweets of his from 2007 surfaced. Continue reading
A few years ago, Jared Leto joked in an interview with Rolling Stone that there was a very good chance he’s got a random hook-up baby out there somewhere. As it turns out, the metric for Jared’s hook-ups might not be that random. According to Dylan Sprouse, Jared’s got a pretty narrow age group be targets, and it skews pretty young.