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Marvel Creative Committee Was So Clueless, They Wanted To Cut The Awesome Mix From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Marvel Creative Committee Was So Clueless, They Wanted To Cut The Awesome Mix From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
From Slashfilm - November 28, 2017

Not all studio notes are terrible. Early drafts of Good Will Hunting included a subplot about Will going on the run from the FBI, but writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were encouraged to cut that and the movie is better off for it. But sometimes you come across a studio note thats so awful, it would have altered the entirevibeof a movie so drastically that the final product as we know it today might not even have been recognizable if they got their wish.

Such is the case with an anecdote shared by writer/director James Gunn in Vanity Fairs big Marvel Studios cover story yesterday. Gunn explained that the Marvel Creative Committeea now disbanded group of advisors who used to have major creative input on Marvel moviestried to get him to remove the Awesome Mix soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy.

The biggest news from the in-depthVanity Fair cover story was about how Avengers 4will mark the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it and how the studio has 20 more movies plannedfor the future (and theyll continue tomake moreafter that). But Gunn shared an interesting story about conflicts he had while making Guardians of the Galaxynamely, butting heads with Marvels Creative Committee, a group put together by the reclusive (and notoriously stingy) Marvel Entertainment head Ike Perlmutter. It consisted ofMarvel Entertainment presidentAlan Fine, Marvel Comics writerBrian Michael Bendis, Marvel Comics publisherDan Buckley, and Marvel Entertainment CCOJoe Quesada, but the group was disbanded (or at least, relegated to the TV realm) when Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige threatened to quit over disputes and Disney CEO Bob Iger restructured the company so Feige no longer needed to answer to Perlmutter.

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