Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor
Disney reversed course, announcing Friday that James Gunn — who wrote and directed the first two films in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise — would be back for the third film.
In a remarkable turn of events, Disney has reinstated James Gunn – who had been fired in July 2018 – as director of #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy3 https://t.co/IqJFkEyGPg pic.twitter.com/Co6nVXpIv9
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 15, 2019
Gunn, who was fired in July of 2018 over offensive tweets from nearly a decade earlier, was picked up by DC to write and direct the upcoming sequel to “The Suicide Squad.”
In spite of numerous calls for his job, Gunn retained the support of many fans. His “Guardians” cast even wrote a letter last year asking Marvel to rehire him. Dave Bautista, who plays the painfully literal Drax, even threatened to quit if Gunns script was not used. (RELATED: Guardians Of The Galaxy Cast Defend James Gunn After He Was Fired Over Vile Tweets)
According to a report from Deadline, after Gunn was fired, he met several times with Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn on several occasions. Horn confirmed that it was Gunns handling of the situation, as well as his public apology, that made him change his mind.
Gunn offered a statement Friday, thanking his fans forRead More – Source
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