Friday, 22 March, 2019

James Gunn Returns To Twitter After Disney Rehires Him For Guardians 3

James Gunn is back on board Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 James Gunn returns to Marvel, no impact to The Suicide Squad
Charles Bowen | 15 March, 2019, 22:06

If you're for any reason tired by Marvel Studios sequelitis, you may be more intrigued by why it's back on: because its original director, James Gunn, has been rehired.

At the time, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said, "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values and we have severed our business relationship with him".

James Gunn has been reinstated as director for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Anyway, it now looks like Gunn will get to work on directing Guardians 3 after he's done with Suicide Squad 2. Horn reversed the decision after being persuaded by Gunn's public apology and how he handled the situation.

Last July, Disney fired Gunn after decade-old tweets resurfaced in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape. Fan petitions circulated online.

When Gunn was sacked, he issued a statement apologizing for his controversial tweets.

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That's the word from Deadline, which says it has confirmed the news with Marvel and Gunn.

You can read James Gunn's statement in the post below! "I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger".

Gunn added a thank you to Disney and said he was excited to "continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all". Deadline first confirmed the news, as well as the fact that Gunn will still be writing and directing the "Suicide Squad" sequel for competitors DC and Warner Bros., meaning the third installment in his highly "Guardians" popular series is likely a few years away from release.

After Gunn's dismissal, the entire cast voiced their support for him in an open letter, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana, with Bautista threatening to leave the film altogether.

It is tentatively scheduled for an August 6, 2021 release.

The first two Guardians films have made a combined $1.63 billion at the box office worldwide, spawned two spin-off attractions at Disney's theme parks, and even influenced Marvel Comics to change the original comic characters to more closely align with the versions from the movies.

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