‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight Rumored For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

There hasn’t been a lot of talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 that hasn’t revolved around the firing of director James Gunn. The film has been put off to an unspecified time, and honestly, with so much rancor still coming from members of the cast (lookin’ at you Dave Bautista!!), it kinda felt like the movie wouldn’t happen at all. But if a new rumor from The DisInsider is true, the bunch of a-holes may be getting back together soon.

The site says Laika’s Travis Knight, who directed Kubo and the Two Strings and has Bumblebee coming up next month, is being eyed as Gunn’s replacement. They don’t say he’s the guy, just that he’s someone Disney and Marvel Studios have liked for a while, and had him on the list of contenders for their Eternals film that ultimately went to Chloe Zhao.

Frankly, I would love this move. Knight’s background in animation has led to some wonderfully inventive visual worlds, and he seems to have brought that imagination to Bumblebee, which looks incredible. The Marvel Cinematic Universe would seem to be a perfect and logical destination for someone like Knight, and if it’s true they’ll be keeping Gunn’s script it could make for an awesome combination.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.