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Report: James Gunn has been un-fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

by Ctrl,Alt,Delete BotMarch 15, 2019

Enlarge / Peter Quill/Starlord, Groot, Draxx, and Gamora: dusted Guardians of the Galaxy (credit: YouTube/Marvel Studios)

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is back in production after an unofficial hiatus, according to a Hollywood Report article that cites “insiders.” If you’re for any reason fatigued by Marvel Studios sequelitis, you may be more intrigued by why it’s back on: because its original director, James Gunn, has been rehired.

Gunn’s departure from Marvel Studios and Disney became an airing of dirty laundry in July of last year, after tweets and blog posts from as far back as 2009 were resurfaced by an alt-right proponent of Pizzagate conspiracy theories. The “joking” tweets in question were, on their face, well on the side of bad taste, though because they appeared in an earlier version of Twitter, they lacked the site’s newer, reply-linked metadata that might have offered more context.

Gunn’s last comment on the matter was an apology posted on Twitter that same month:

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