Ever since Disney fired James Gunn, much about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been left a question mark — especially its script. Now, some six months after Gunn’s firing and production on the film halted, it seems that a lucky few have gotten to read his script and it’s moved them to tears.
While his comments were purposely vague, Slash Film’s Peter Sciretta shared on Twitter Sunday two people who have read Gunn’s Guardians 3 script have independently told him that it made them cry.
If I had somehow talked to two separate people, who somehow read James Gunn’s Guardians 3 script, and both told me that it made them cry, I probably wouldn’t be able to say any more.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 17, 2018
For fans of Gunn’s first two Guardians films, the idea that the film has emotional moments may not be too big of a surprise. Both Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had tear-jerking moment — Yondu’s death and subsequent funeral rites come to mind for Vol. 2 while Groot sacrificing himself for his friends in the first Guardians are cinematic moments fans won’t soon forget.
However, Sciretta’s tweet hints that things may have been even more emotional, something that will likely have fans trying to figure out where in continuity the story would have taken place considering that all but Rocket and Nebula were dusted in Avengers: Infinity War.
Before James Gunn’s firing, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was one of the only projects announced for Phase Four and was set follow Spider-Man: Far From Home in the new MCU. But his departure put the franchise in question, as it’s unclear if/how the upcoming threequel could function without his vision, dance moves, and taste in music.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will return to the MCU when Avengers: Endgamearrives in theaters on April 26th, 2019.