Joss Whedon and James Gunn Respond to Edgar Wright Marvel Split

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Well, it seems like the Edgar Wright Marvel split wasn’t a sudden thing. According to Deadline when they broke the report, they said that there had been problems rumored for awhile, but assumed they were not as bad as they evidently were. But, something bad had to be happening to see a guy who has worked on a project for eight years, and someone that Kevin Feige said was so important, leave the project one year before its release.

Well, it sounds like this has been brewing for awhile based on Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s recent Facebook post. In the post, he made it clear there has been problems but sometimes two individuals are not meant to be together, and this led to the Edgar Wright Marvel split.

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.

It still sucks, though. Edgar Wright working with Marvel was a dream come true for his legions of fans. Seeing how awesome his work in the zombie, buddy cop, hipster and sci-fi genres was,  a superhero movie had at least me salivating.

Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.

Or, as Joss Whedon said in his brilliant Twitter post:

 

 

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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