Disney Rehires James Gunn Back To Direct GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3!
Holy cow! Here’s some huge news that I didn’t expect to see! Disney and Marvel Studios has rehired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
This is pretty amazing! It’s pretty awesome to see that there is redemption here and that they are giving Gunn a second chance. Superhero movies have long told stories of redemption and second chances, so it’s great to see that Disney and Marvel are standing by the stories that they tell.
As you know, James Gunn was fired after some old Tweets featuring bad offensive jokes that he already apologized for, resurfaced. After it was confirmed that Marvel would be using the script that he wrote for the sequel, a lot of fans wondered why it was okay to use Gunn’s script but not allow him to direct. But it seems like Disney saw the point and hired him back!
So why did Disney have a change of heart? According to Deadline, “After the firing, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation. Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn.”
Gunn will still write and direct The Suicide Squad for DC and after he is done with that, he will jump back over to Marvel and start developing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
I couldn’t be happier to hear this news! I love the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and now Gunn will be able to return to finish what he started.