A new report claims that, while Gunn is no longer attached to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he could potentially be re-hired for another Disney project, including an MCU film. He likely won't get paid his full fee, but because Gunn reportedly didn't break his contract with Disney, a source told THR that he could be getting a payout of $10 million or more. Disney looks to be sticking with its decision to remove Gunn as his offensive tweets do not fit with the studio's image.
"I've been advised that we can't bring anything to him until the Disney matter is 100 percent resolved", another studio executive said, with the article noting some of the "major players" include Warner Bros, home of the DC brand of super hero movies. Bautista has now gone so far as to say if Disney doesn't use Gunn's script for the GOTG 3 movie then he's going to ask to be released from his contract. Or could they even be considering having Gunn return to the production?
An extensive new story from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that following James Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 many rival studios in Hollywood are eager to work with the filmmaker.
Despite almost a month passing since Disney's firing of James Gunn, the status of the immensely popular Guardians of the Galaxy films remains a mystery.
Yet the most tantalizing aspect of this anonymously sourced information from THR is that there is allegedly still some murmurs that a reconciliation between Gunn and the House of Mickey could be reached.
Gunn was again fired on July 20 after crude and offensive jokes from years past were unearthed by conservative political adversaries of Gunn. Like the dozen or so execs and producers THR spoke with, this exec asked to remain anonymous because Gunn is not permitted to entertain other offers while his negotiation to exit Disney is ongoing. It was using his social media platform to complain about actual children in cages due to the policies of President Donald Trump's administration that made Gunn a target for this exhumation of bad online behavior.