The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a roll in Phase Three, with every installment resulting in critical success and strong box office performance. But the future of the MCU is largely a mystery, especially when it comes to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. James Gunn was fired by Disney back in July, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 placed on indefinite hold by the studio.
Finding a replacement director for James Gunn seems like an almost impossible task, given how much of the director/writer is infused into the franchise. There have been quite a few names tossed around by the fans, and now we know one director that has been approached by Disney: Anchorman‘s Adam McKay.
Recently speaking on the Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast, director McKay revealed that he had been considered to helm the next Guardians of the Galaxy installment. McKay also revealed that Kevin Feige had talked with him about directing Inhumans saying, “We’ve talked a little bit. Yeah. We were kicking around the idea of the Inhumans at one point. We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest and what they’re doing is amazing.” While McKay said he was approached for both films, he didn’t confirm or deny whether he would be working on either project.
It seems that Adam McKay is one of the directors Kevin Feige has been discussing the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise with. The House of Mouse and Marvel Studios are no doubt trying to nail down a replacement soon, as Guardians 3 was originally going to be the second movie released after Avengers: Endgame.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will return to the MCU when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th.
Source: Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast