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Taika Waititi Recently Met With Marvel; Was it for Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

by Brandon Russell | August 30, 2018August 30, 2018 9:30 am EDT

James Gunn won’t be back to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, despite the support from everyone in the main cast. However, the movie might get a replacement who is just as good.

According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel recently met with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. While the report doesn’t say what project was discussed, it’s easy to speculate that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was high on the list.

Waititi’s name rose to prominence after helping Chris Hemsworth reimagine Thor as a lovable jock. The director also infused Thor: Ragnarok infused the film with plenty of sarcastic wit and quirky humor—staples of the Guardians franchise.

If anyone were to save Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following Gunn’s firing, it would be Waititi. He’s a natural replacement for Gunn and gained invaluable experience directing Thor’s third solo film. Plus, how cool would it be to see Korg interact with the group?

With Guardians 3 production on hold, THR reports that Marvel and Disney are taking a steady approach to finding a replacement for Gunn, but it’s clear that Waititi’s name is a high priority. However, given the demands of the job, not to mention the dark cloud currently hanging over the project, it’s unclear if Waititi would even want it.


Brandon Russell

Brandon’s first memory of geek culture is watching Back to the Future over and over and over. From there he fell in love with Star Wars, video