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James Gunn Reportedly Rehired As Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Director

15 March 2019

Fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been reinstated by Disney to direct the third film in the hit franchise.

Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn reportedly met with Gunn to talk about the situation multiple times, according to Deadline.

James Gunn has been one of the most active Marvel Cinematic Universe directors on social media, regularly engaging with fans in a number of ways.

The director, who was taken off of the project after being fired for offensive old tweets past year, was brought back onto the project months ago, according to Deadline on Friday (March 15).

Anyway, it now looks like Gunn will get to work on directing Guardians 3 after he's done with Suicide Squad 2.

James Gunn was sacked a year ago in July by Disney after a few alt-right journalists made his old tweets public.

Gunn's old tweets, which were dug up by critics online, included lines like, "I like when little boys touch me in my silly place".

Gunn earlier apologized for the tweets, which he called "unfortunate efforts to be provocative". However, the project was put on hold following the decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy, though Disney and Marvel Studios reportedly meant to use his script. Then, Gunn's script was going to be used.

James Gunn has received a second chance. "I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months", he wrote. "I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. Love to you all".

Gunn has since signed on to write and direct the next installment of Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad" for the Marvel rival DC Comics. "At the end of the day, he was making jokes and he was being provocative and he was looking for that shock value, but they were just jokes".

The "Guardians" cast released an open letter later that month in full support of Gunn and the movie's star, Chris Pratt, personally said he'd "love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3".

James Gunn Reportedly Rehired As Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Director