James Gunn, writer and director of the hit Guardians of the Galaxy films was fired from the franchise by Disney this summer. Fans have been curious as to what his next big project would be, and it looks like he may be joining the other team. We have some news and some ideas on what this may mean for the future of the DC film Universe.
Last month director James Gunn was fired by Disney over some offensive tweets from roughly ten years ago. Gunn’s firing has brought on tons of commentary on what should and shouldn’t be considered fireable, whether Disney was right to fire him, and who from the Marvel team supports Gunn. We could get into all that, but it’s all speculation. There’s only one thing that we know as of now: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will not be directed by James Gunn. He had just finished the first draft of the script, which may also be rewritten depending on the direction Disney and Marvel decide to go.
In a shocking development, Director James Gunn has been fired by Marvel and Disney over offensive tweets. Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn stated, “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”