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After James Gunn's dismissal from Marvel, the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 seems to be on a hinge. Marvel is trying to find a good director who can carry on with the franchise. As per recent reports, acclaimed director Adam McKay may be the one who will finally helm the next Marvel Cinematic Universe project.

While speaking on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Adam McKay revealed that he has been having discussions with Marvel Studios head about possible projects, reports CinemaBlend.

"We've talked a little bit. We were kicking around the idea of The Inhumans at one point. We're always kind of talking. I think [Kevin] Feige is just the greatest, and I think what they're doing over there is amazing."

At the same time, the filmmaker further talked about another Marvel character he would like to explore. During his podcast, Adam McKay talked about working on Marvel's Silver Surfer.

"Silver Surfer is the one I want to do, man. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer," McKay said. "At the same time, there's a great emotional story in there, man, where Norrin Radd [Silver Surfer] has to make the choice to save his planet. That would be the one, but I think Fox owns the rights ... ."

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Director James Gunn in “Guardians of the GalaxyGetty Images

In the Marvel Comics, Silver Surfer was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in Fantastic Four #48, published in 1966. As per the story, Silver Surfer is a humanoid with metallic skin who can travel through space with the help of his craft that looks like a surfboard. The character first appeared on the big screen in 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

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When during the podcast, McKay was informed that Marvel's Fox-licensed character would soon start to feature in Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said, "I'll call Emma Watts; I'll call Kevin Feige. I think you've just created the Silver Surfer movie. I think after Dick Cheney and economic collapse, maybe I need a little break."

After James Gunn, Disney and Marvel have not officially revealed as which director they will be finalizing to helm the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie but as earlier reports, the script which was written by Gunn can easily make anyone shed some tears.

As of now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. - 3 movie is on hold and fans are eagerly waiting to get an update on the same.