Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Angelo Anderson
October 10, 2018

Back in July, Walt Disney Studios dismissed Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due to Gunn's past controversial tweets.

Now Deadline reports that Warner Bros.is hiring Gunn to write for the (vastly inferior) D.C. cinematic universe. Gunn's brother, Guardians actor Sean Gunn, indicated last month that the studio still intends to use James' script, but that still hasn't been enough to sway Bautista's position and his overall outrage over the decision to axe Gunn.

Suicide Squad, like Guardians, was a superhero team-up movie with an ensemble cast of less-than-heroic characters. They also, along with io9, added a far more interesting bit of information to the mix: Gunn's take on Suicide Squad might not be a direct sequel to David Ayer's 2016 film with Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

DC have got Gunn on board as writer and are said to be eyeing him for director as well. "I have regretted them for many years since - not just because they were stupid, not at all amusing, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don't reflect the person I am today or have been for some time", he said. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. Are you eager to see what he can bring to the franchise, or do you think the project would have been better suited for someone else?

'To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies.

Disney's move wasn't well-received by the Guardians cast, which came together to sign onto a letter asking that Gunn be reinstated.

Gunn, who produced the Sony film BrightBurn, is repped by UTA and The Safran Company.

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