It’s been just over a month since James Gunn was axed by Disney following surfacing of decade-old tweets, which have caused quite a stir in certain circles and not in keeping with Disneys values. During this time there has been a rollercoaster of events concerning the studio, cast and other supporters on both sides of the fence, and certainly seems far form settling down any time soon.
In a recent article from Deadline, it’s become more apparent that the firing of Gunn is having more of a knock-on effect than originally anticipated. Reports have indicated that the plot has now thickened as pre-production crew for the third instalment of the franchise have been dismissed following the studio putting the project on hold temporarily! It stands to reason as Disney and Marvel Studios will have to go back a couple of steps while they do a patch job before moving forward.
So what’s next?
Disney are still looking for a replacement for Gunn. While there isn’t any one official in the spotlight at present, recent rumours have been that “Thor: Ragnarok” Director, Taika Waititi, has recently met with Marvel. Waititi has more than proven himself with Ragnarok and given the tone the film gave, stands pretty close to that of the Guardians movies.
Disney have not officially confirmed they will be scrapping James Gunns original script, but it would make sense as why would they reward Gunn with a pay check for his written work? This could then cause further issues with the cast as Dave Bautista (Drax) has been very vocal on Gunns dismissal and that he would walk out of his contract if they abandoned the original script.
With all these factors up in the air, you have to wonder exactly what the future has in store for everyones favourite interstellar outlaws! Gunn always said that Volume 3 would be the last instalment with this collection of Guardians. But with the cast standing firm in their support for Gunn, could this indicate that a complete overhaul for the franchise is coming sooner than originally expected? Time will tell, more on this as it develops!
Well, it’s been a while, since I’ve posted anything of not. Classic case of slacking off while immersing in trying to complete every Riddler challenge in Arkham City, read as many of DCs New 52 as I possibly can, whilst also watching as many films as I physically can in order to bring more and more musings to you all in 2012. And a really big point of interest is 20th Century Fox’s offering this year is their recent release “Chronicle”! For those of you who haven’t seen anything about this before, let’s take a look…
The film documents three friends experiences as they develop superpowers in a freak underground encounter. However, the film predominantly revolves around initial Teen Loner Andrew Detmer (played by Dane DeHaan), whose troubled journey in life truly gives the impression that you can’t help but feel sorry for him. As two-dimensional as this film may appear to some sceptics, Script Writer Max Landis and Director Josh Trank do a masterful job of meshing the social politics of High School with the responsibility that come with possession of great power providing a rollercoaster of Teen angst, humour, drama and action in a very modest 80 minutes of screen time.
Technically the film is sound. The special effects are slick enough to maintain a level of believability in the story. At the start you get the impression that it could be a bit flat being shot with hand-held cameras as they go through their experiences together. However, as their power increases the finesse of the cinematography grows with them, by the end of the film through multiple angles of various devices you almost get a sense of watching a major motion picture with many fancy camera angles.
Quite simply put, go and see this film! I figured this would be worth a look but what I wasn’t prepared for was the range of emotion you not only see on-screen but that which you may go through yourself as the audience. With some rather funny moments, gripping action and well-timed suspense this is a film that everyone should watch at least once!