By now you have heard Disney have fired James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, about some tweets he made between 2008-2012. Some big names came out to support James but to no avail. There was an online petition to get Disney to hire him back.
In July 30, 2018 the cast of GOTG released a joint statement in support of him. Disney also took a courtesy meeting with James and his agent. However Disney is staying firm on their decision. Couple days ago, Disney said to put the 3rd GOTG on hold, telling all the pre-production workers to find another job.
I actually don’t think they should make the 3rd GOTG. This is going to be a re-occurring issue if Disney decide to make the movie. Whoever Disney pick for the director, he or she will be criticized, when the movie starts production, when the trailer comes out, when the movie comes out, etc. If the movie bombs at the box office, fans will complain that Gunn should have directed the move. This issue is not going away anytime soon. For Disney to avoid all this distraction, don’t make the 3rd GOTG movie. Also Dave Bautista, the actor who played Drax, has been very vocal and critical of Disney.
This team of comic book characters made their first appearance as a team in Annihilation Conquest #6 (April 2008) published by Marvel Comics. The next month, they appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (May 2008) published by Marvel Comics. Most collectors considered the Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (May 2008) to be the more valuable of the two comic books.
Let’s see how Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (May 2008) is doing in the aftermath of James Gunn’s firing. He was fired on July 20. I am just going to look at books graded 9.8.
There was one CGC 9.8 sold for $179.27 on August 12.
There was one CGC 9.8 ss x 3 sold for $599.99 on August 5.
As of right now there are seven CGC or CBCS 9.8 on ebay going from low of $179.95 to $360.00. Couple days ago the seller of $360 was asking for $400. $360 is still too high because the second highest is $299.99.
My recommendation is to sell this book if you can find a buyer. I actually don’t think Disney will make another GOTG movie.