Well, one might assume that getting abruptly fired off a blockbuster franchise would be damaging to one's career, but a new report over at The Hollywood Reporter indicates this probably won't be the case for James Gunn: according to their sources, rival studios are chomping at the bit to hire the guy. Because of this, Disney may have to offer Gunn a payout of $7 million to $10 million - or even higher.
This would be a huge development, though not entirely surprising - with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still supposedly scheduled for a 2020 release with plans to go into production this fall, Disney is under a tight schedule and likely can't afford to rewrite the script and risk throwing their entire movie slate off schedule. The third Guardians film was meant to be the final outing for the original team lineup, and set up future films in the cosmic arena of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The issue is that Gunn is not allowed to engage in talks for another project until his negotiations to exit are complete. Because Gunn could move over the aisle to Warner Bros.' DC universe?
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