This could be the best news of the week for any Marvel fan, yes even better than the awesome new trailer of Avengers: EndGame. As per a report in Deadline, Disney and Marvel Studios have seen sense and have rehired James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. The project has been limbo since Gunn was fired last year, and many speculated that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 could be shelved too. Which could have a big mistake since GOTG series was a big cash cow for Disney. Fans Want Disney to Rehire James Gunn for 'Guardians of the Galaxy',
Anyway, back to the news, Deadline has confirmed the news with the teams of both Marvel and James Gunn. As per the report, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn had been having various meetings with Gunn and had got this sorted out. Considering that Gunn had apologised publicly for his mistakes and never had dissed Disney once over his firing, things were made easier.
An interesting knot in the whole matter is that before the rehiring happened, rival studios Warner Bros and DC Comics had hired James Gunn to direct Suicide Squad 2. Since Gunn cannot leave this deal, Marvel would have to wait for him to finish Suicide Squad 2 before he starts the work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Out of Marvel, James Gunn Hops Onboard with DC.
Gunn's rehiring has made GOTG cast member Karen Gillan (Nebula), as well as fellow director Taika Waititi happy, latter in his own quirky way. Check out their tweets below:
What the hell?? I thought I was going to do it!! https://t.co/Emdfiw6Opa
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) March 15, 2019
We are groot
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) March 15, 2019
James Gunn had been fired last July by Disney after some of his past offensive tweets were brought to light by alt-right Twitter users. Gunn had been a huge critic of US President Donald Trump and often made jokes at his expense on Twitter. This triggered some of the alt-righters to dig up past tweets where Gunn had made jokes on rape and paedophilia. Thanks to the public outrage and their own line of conduct, Disney had to fire them even after Gunn publicly apologised.