Fans got quite disappointed when they got to know about Disney’s decision to fire director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some of his old controversial tweets on pedophilia and rape resurfaced on social media. After almost two months, Disney CEO Bob Iger has finally opened up about what he thinks of the studio’s decision of firing Gunn.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, when Iger was asked if he was involved in the studio’s decision to cancel Roseanne at ABC or fire Gunn at Marvel, he said he wasn’t part of the unanimous decision, but he fully supported it.
“I would say there is a blend of my helping to make the decision to my supporting the decisions that have been made,” Iger said. “Roseanne was completely unanimous. We discussed how it would be communicated and when because there were a number of entities that had to be properly filled in, but the decision was completely unanimous. The James Gunn decision was brought to me as a unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio and I supported it.”
Disney had to face a lot of backlash from fans for its decision to remove Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director (former) Gunn for tweets that he originally posted almost a decade ago. Despite the flak, Iger said he had no second thoughts on the decision and fully supported it.
“I haven’t second-guessed their decision,” the Disney CEO said.
When asked if the Disney and 21st Century Fox deal will see Marvel taking over Fox’s X-Men franchise with Kevin Feige as the head, he said it makes sense for Marvel and 20th Century Fox Marvel properties to be supervised by one entity only.
“I think it only makes sense,” Iger added. “I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Disney and Marvel are yet to find a replacement for James Gunn to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which was originally set to arrive in 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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