Sean Gunn Weighs In On James Gunn's Firing From Marvel And Disney


Marvel fans have been waiting since the James Gunn news was first announced to find out how his brother Sean Gunn feels about the whole thing. Today, the longtime brother, friend and co-star took to social media to update fans on where he's at. What came out was a long and poignant statement about growing up, changing and finding redemption. You can see his quote in its entirety below...

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Fans have also been waiting to hear from Michael Rooker. The actor has made numerous movies with Gunn, and many expected him to be first out of the gate with a statement. That hasn't happened, but the official Twitter managed on his behalf did release something earlier today. You can check that out below...

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That is basically what we expected to hear. There's no doubt that Michael Rooker and James Gunn have been in contact with each other following the shocking dismissal from Disney and the Guardians of the Galaxy series. But it's also heartwarming to see James' brother take to social media, officially, and defend his brother against what seems to be a complicated firing between a filmmaker and a studio who had worked well together before, for years.

The question still remains -- will Sean Gunn return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that his brother no longer is involved. We don't know that the MCU needs Kraglin, the human character played by Sean Gunn. But it definitely needs Rocket Raccoon, and while Bradley Cooper lends his voice to the angry animal, the character's motion capture belongs to Gunn, and I'm not sure he's going to want to keep contributing to a franchise that just fired his brother.

At the moment, Sean Gunn's character, Rocket, survived the Thanos snap, so he's definitely expected to be back for Avengers 4. But he likely filmed all of the footage that Marvel Studios needs for them to complete Avengers 4, so it becomes a bigger question of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As of right now, that sequel is due in theaters in 2020, but outside of that, there are a lot of questions that need answers about the future of this franchise, so stay tuned.

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