Could Bradley Cooper Replace James Gunn as Director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

Emma McIntyre, Getty Images
Emma McIntyre, Getty Images

by Dana Samuel

The search for a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director is well underway, but if you're hoping to see someone like ​Bradley Cooper fill the role, don't hold your breath.

The director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and the originally planned director of Vol. 3, ​James Gunn, was fired from the project by Disney after old tweets of his resurfaced in which he made inappropriate jokes about sensitive topics.

For a while, there was uncertainty about whether Gunn would potentially be rehired for the project, especially following massive amounts of support from the Guardians cast. However, that possibility was shut down by Disney CEO Bob Iger last week.

In short, ​Iger defended the "unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio" that was brought to him, a.k.a. the decision to fire Gunn. Ever since, Marvel has been on the hunt to fill the upcoming film's director's chair.

Cooper already has an established role in the Guardians franchise as Rocket Raccoon. Because of the directorial work Cooper did for his new movie, A Star is Born, he became a potential contender for the slot.

Nevertheless, that possibility was very short-lived. During the press tour for ​A Star is Born, Cooper was asked if he'd be interested in directing Guardians 3 if Disney offered him the role. Cooper replied, "In directing it? I could never direct anything that I didn't write. No, I could never direct anything that I didn't write."

Let the search continue.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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