What a ride it has been over the last year. Last summer, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired by Marvel from the third film after a history of nasty tweets were brought to light. The tweets joked heavily about pedophilia and other very tasteless topics, they were made long before Gunn helmed Guardians but it was enough to ruffle the feathers of people online.
Gunn left Twitter and went dark for several months until being tapped by DC to direct a sequel/soft-reboot to Suicide Squad. Since the fall, Gunn has been developing this almost spiritual successor to his beloved Guardians. Fans and many of James Gunn’s colleagues (including the entire Guardians cast) [...]
Months after a manufactured controversy about crude tweets saw Disney eject Gunn from the third movie in his Marvel cosmic series, Marvel Studios has confirmed that, shockingly, the director will return after all.
Just no one’s really sure when or how.
Earlier this year, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired by Disney after unsavory tweets were dug up from roughly a decade ago. While Marvel was reportedly keen on still having him around, the House of Mouse was not due to their reputation as a family friendly company.
The acclaimed director helped bring a unique vision to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by introducing a mostly unknown group of cosmic characters to a mainstream audience. His tone, style, and collaborative nature with other Marvel directors helped make him a highly valuable piece of talent at the studio but Disney feared his risque jokes would be damaging to their multi-billion dollar [...]