RUMOR: Marvel Studios Eyeing ‘Kubo’ Director Travis Knight For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

The Playlist | 11/16/2018 | Charles Barfield
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While Marvel Studios has stayed noticeably mum about anything happening with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” after the unceremonious firing of writer-director James Gunn, it appears that the folks behind the scenes could be looking to get the franchise going again soon.

According to a new rumor from DisInsider, Marvel Studios and Disney have their sights set on Travis Knight as a possible replacement for the ousted Gunn. Knight is probably best known for his directorial debut on “Kubo and the Two Strings,” but is about to have his first live-action film debut this Christmas with the upcoming “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee.”

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The report says that Knight has been someone that Marvel Studios has had an eye on for a while now, and was on the shortlist for “The Eternals” before that job was given to Chloe Zhao. Now, the rumor doesn’t say that Knight is going to be named the director, but instead, is just a name that Disney and Marvel Studios like for the job. However, if he’s hired, it would signal that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is indeed going to be a reality.

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