Fresh from the news that Edgar Wright will no longer be directing Marvel's upcoming [Ant-Man](movie:9048), and Joss Whedon's creative response, another Marvel directorial star has waded in to the debate.
James Gunn, currently at the helm of [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073), came to the defense of both the beloved British director (still perhaps most famous for Shaun of the Dead) and Marvel Studios themselves.
In the process, he's also produced the most endearing and utterly reasonable response to the micro-crisis that we're likely to see. It also makes for surprisingly good life advice. You can read it in full below:
"Sometimes you have friends in a relationship. You love each of them dearly as individuals and think they’re amazing people. When they talk to you about their troubles, you do everything you can to support them, to keep them together, because if you love them both so much doesn't it make sense they should love each other? But little by little you realize, at heart, they aren't meant to be together – not because there’s anything wrong with either of them, but they just don’t have personalities that mesh in a comfortable way. They don’t make each other happy. Although it’s sad to see them split, when they do, you’re surprisingly relieved, and excited to see where their lives take them next.
It’s easy to try to make one party “right” and another party “wrong” when a breakup happens, but it often isn't that simple. Or perhaps it’s even more simple than that – not everyone belongs in a relationship together. It doesn't mean they’re not wonderful people.
And that’s true of both Edgar Wright and Marvel. One of them isn’t a person, but I think you get what I mean."
Wise words, James Gunn. Wise words indeed.
What do you guys think? Are Marvel and Edgar Wright better off apart, or should they have tried to stay together for the kids? Let me know below!
Are Marvel and Edgar Wright better off apart?