Vice director Adam McKay reveals he has held talks about taking over Guardians Of The Galaxy 3
Director Adam McKay has revealed he has held talks with Marvel about the possibility of taking over on the third instalment of Guardians Of The Galaxy.
James Gunn, who had directed both previous instalments of the hit Marvel adaptation, was removed from his role after offensive tweets were discovered from earlier in his career.
Marvel have so far kept quiet on a replacement, but McKay, who is currently promoting his new Dick Cheney biopic Vice, said he has spoken to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige about the gig.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, McKay responded to a question about taking over the project by 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 [Marvel producer Kevin Feige] is just the greatest and I think what they’re doing is amazing."
He went on to add that were he to get the gig, he would look to introduce Nova, a beloved character from the comics.
He added: "Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there is more than one example to pull from in the comics that are interesting."
The script for the third instalment of the movie is complete and production will resume as soon as a director is found.
Gunn, meanwhile, has signed up to write the sequel to Suicide Squad. His movie will not be a straight sequel, but a completely new take on the characters and story. He is also in line to direct the movie.