Disney rehires James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Disney rehires James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3

James Gunn has been reinstated as writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after being fired by Disney previous year.

Gunn didn't do anything but blame himself for the whole controversy, claiming that he had displayed a poor judgement at the time those tweets were made.

It's understandable that in July, Disney felt that they had to do something in response to the outrage machine-generated backlash to Gunn's collected Tweets, but they moved much too quickly-then seemed unwilling to budge in the aftermath. "As I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor", he said in a statement at the time.

The shock move comes after Disney fired Gunn in July previous year after offensive tweets he wrote between 2008-2012 joking about rape, child abuse, and pedophilia resurfaced in the #MeToo movement.

After Gunn issued a public apology, Horn made a decision to reinstate the director.

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Things are looking up for James Gunn. "I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be", Gunn wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.

IndieWire has reached out to Warner Bros. for an update on what Gunn directing "Guardians Vol. 3" means for "Suicide Squad 2". I deeply appreciate Disney's decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all.

Deadline has reported that Gunn had many meetings with Walt Disney Studios President Alan Horn to discuss the course of action. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. "Love to you all". "And don't believe I won't rub it into a few people's faces, because he deserves it".

With The Suicide Squad due on August 6, 2021, that should mean Guardians will probably not hit theaters until any earlier than 2023 at this stage. The first two films have made more than $1.5 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The "Guardians" cast, including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and other stars, supported Gunn in an open letter.