Paul Feig doesn’t seem at all interested in becoming the new director for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Following the very public firing of James Gunn after a number of years-old tasteless jokes resurfaced, Disney has been stuck trying to salvage the otherwise lucrative Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The cast, particularly Dave Bautista, has been vocal about their displeasure with Gunn being removed from the series. As a result, the movie has been pushed back to an undetermined date while the company looks for a new director to take the helm.
While visiting the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Paul Feig (Ghostbusters) was asked about the chances of him stepping in as director and responded with a resounding no. Commenting briefly on both the prospect of taking the position and the kind of jokes that got Gunn fired in the first place, Feig said: “I would never take anything away from another filmmaker. You can think whatever, moralize about what James wrote. I don't make those kind of jokes, I don't like those kind of jokes. But still, that's James' franchise."
Originally slated for a 2020 release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 currently does not have a release date.