Saturday, 23 March, 2019

James Gunn reinstated as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director

Resorts director James Gunn attends the grand opening of Guardians of The Galaxy- Mission BREAKOUT! attraction Richard Harbaugh Disneyland Resort via Getty Images
Herman Weaver | 15 March, 2019, 22:10

James Gunn is the guy who directed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Disney, movies that made a combined total of $1.6 billion and are beloved by millions. Apparently this follows multiple meetings between Gunn and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn to discuss the situation.

The tweets were dated between 2008 to 2012, years before Gunn took the reins of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

Gunn signed on to work on the "Suicide Squad" sequel for Warner Bros. and DC Comics in the interim, according to The Washington Post. Now, Gunn has been hired back to direct. Gunn was sacked last July over tweets from almost a decade ago in which he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Disney, a family company that doesn't truck with that sort of thing, fired Gunn, who was immediately contrite and took full responsibility for his dumb bad tweets.

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"My words of almost a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative", Gunn said at the time. Disney Studios president Alan Horn was persuaded by Gunn's public apology and his handling of the situation and made a decision to reverse course to reinstate him, according to Deadline. But I suspect James Gunn wrapping up the trilogy he started the way he wanted will be worth the wait. I deeply appreciate Disney's decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all. "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". Before he got suspended by Marvel, Gunn had written a script for the third Guardians film which was rumoured to be used for the film. "Love you to you all". The "Guardians" cast, including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and other stars, supported Gunn in an open letter.

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.

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