James Gunn is Back as Guardians of The Galaxy 3 Director

After firing James Gunn due to some tweets from the past, Disney gave him a second chance and brought him back to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

It was all started when the commentator Mike Cernovich exposed some tweets that James wrote about 10 years ago regarding pedophilia and rape. Not long after – Disney decided to fire Gunn.

Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman, said in a statement back then:

“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”

The future director of Guardians of The Galaxy 3 apologized publicly for the tweets, and it seems like the way of how he handled with this saga made Disney changing their minds.

The cast of the film, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana, among others supported James:

Chris Pratt poste on Instagram:

“Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man.

I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement- signed by our entire cast. “

But there’s an issue that’s not being talked about – Gunn signed with Warner Bros and DC to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad. And as all the fans knows, Marvel and DC usually don’t work together.

Gunn managed to complete the writing for the third film of the franchise before being fired by Disney, and Marvel confirmed they would be using.

Guardians of the Galaxy films made more than $1.6 billion at the box office worldwide, both of was directed by Gunn.

James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After a strong push by thousands of fans and cast members including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the third film in the series because some offensive tweets from his past resurfaced, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment.

Gunn was let go from the project when dozens of Gunn’s tweets from nearly a decade ago came to light. You can find more information HERE!

The decision came following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn. Gunn and his UTA (United Talent Agency) reps pushed hard for him to be given a second chance. Horn decided to take the meeting but only as a courtesy for clearing the air with Gunn. The meeting was described as civil and professional, but sources say that Horn stood by his decision – not reinstate Gunn as director.

Feige was out of town and unable to attend. Once Feige is back in town, Disney and Marvel will continue the search for a new director. The film was expected to go into production at the start of 2019, and while sources have stressed that Gunn’s original script will be used for the next film, it is still very likely that whoever is brought in will still need to put a polish on it in order to add their stamp to the project, so It is still unknown if the production schedule will be affected by the change in the director’s seat.

Spokespeople for Disney and Marvel declined to comment.

Thousands of fans sign a petition Calling on Disney to re-hire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Not everyone is happy Gunn was fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”. Thousands have signed an online petition for the Disney to re-hire James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director, after he was fired from the third film in the series. Gunn was fired after offensive tweets from his past resurfaced.

The development came a day after a series of old offensive tweets made by the filmmaker resurfaced on social media. In the old tweets, screenshots of which are available online, the 51-year-old director cracked crude jokes dealing with pedophilia and rape. The screenshots of Gunn’s tweets, which ranged from 2009 through 2012, were shared by a conservative website The Daily Caller.

Fellow director Joe Carnahan (The Grey and many others) shared the petition on Twitter, where it had collected more than 5,000 signatures as of Saturday. By early evening, it had risen to almost 16,000.

 “I agree on the point that if people say a bunch of stupid shit while working for a studio, the studio has full right to fire him over the possible controversy. This situation is very different though as he made these jokes years before he was working for Disney and also the fact that they were jokes,” the petition read.