JAMES GUNN REHIRED FOR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.3
After his firing last year due to poor-tasting, near-decade-old jokes in the form of tweets, Disney have brought him back to finish what he started.
Apparently, Disney and Gunn have been in talks for his return for a while, which begs one to think; how legitimate was his firing? To be fair, I never read anywhere that they weren’t thinking about bringing him back.
I think the best way to look at it is this: Disney do not tolerate those types provocative tweets, so they did the right thing by showing to the world that there are consequences. However, these tweets were way far in the past, and regardless of your style/sense of humour, they were indeed jokes. Yes, terrible jokes nonetheless, I’m not defending them.
This whole ordeal has essentially been “James, what you did was bad. Go sit on the naughty step for a while to prove to everyone as well as yourself that we don’t tolerate that sort of stuff. That being said, we recognise it’s in the past now and we see your are not only willing to behave now, but you have been doing so for nearly a decade”.
That’s how I see it anyways. Personally I’m glad he’s been given a chance to finish this signature trilogy – it just wouldn’t have been the same without him I don’t think. I’m sure the cast will be happy about this, and I’m certain they will all knock it out the park to ensure, us, the fans, have a great experience!
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee, also confirmed his death.
Spellman previously worked as a writer and co-executive producer on the hit Fox series “Empire” and wrote the screenplay for the feature film “Our Family Wedding.” He is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment Partners.
Unlike other Marvel shows like “Daredevil” and “The Punisher,” the series on the Disney streaming service will be produced by Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who has headed up the MCU for years. The shows are also expected to have large budgets compared to other television projects.
Iron Fist, the fourth in the original four-show deal between the streaming giant and Disney’s Marvel, will not return for a third season.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on,” reps for Netflix and Marvel said in a statement to THR late Friday.
The cancellation arrives as Disney, which owns Iron Fist producer Marvel, is set to launch a direct to consumer streaming platform of its own to compete with Netflix. Disney has already pulled all of its Marvel feature films from Netflix and will exclusively house them on its DTC platform. Sources tell THR that the remaining Marvel TV series on Netflix — Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and The Punisher — will remain on the streamer until they run their course, per the companies original five-show deal (which included miniseries The Defenders).
Coming Dec. 21, the new “Deadpool” film is believed to be a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” with potentially new footage shot for its release, insiders tell Variety.
The latest X-Men installment “Dark Phoenix” is also leaving its original premiere date behind in favor of an early summer release June 7. The premiere shift is also part of an effort to capitalize on Chinese viewers, following a strong response to its trailer this week.