James Gunn rehired to direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Angelo Anderson
March 15, 2019

"The decision to rehire Gunn -he was sacked last July by Disney after alt-right journalists made public a fusillade of decade old social media missives that made light of pedophilia and rape - was one that was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studios".

Deadline is reporting that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

According to Deadline, the decision to rehire him was made months ago after conversations between Disney and Marvel.

When Gunn was sacked, he issued a statement apologizing for his controversial tweets. "To be honest with you I don't know if I want to work for Disney", he said to Jonathan Ross at the time. "Although I don't support James Gunn's inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man", Pratt said.

The news that James Gunn has been rehired by Disney for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 has Marvel fans celebrating like insane right now, as their worst nightmare about the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now been averted. Gunn will now reportedly film "Guardians" after he finishes the sequel film. In the past, I have apologised for humour of mine that hurt people. "At the end of the day, he was making jokes and he was being provocative and he was looking for that shock value, but they were just jokes". I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it. I don't anymore. I don't blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. "Love to you all".

According to the reps involved in the process, the decision to reinstate Gunn in his rightful chair came down to a heartfelt apology that was issued directly in person.

The outlet says that Walt Disney Studios president Horn met with the filmmaker multiple times to discuss the controversy over Gunn's firing last July.

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