James Gunn has been rehired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after he was fired by Disney over old tweets where he reportedly joked about rape and abuse. Deadline reports that the decision to re-hire Gunn was “mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studio,”. Following his dismissal, fans and the Guardians stars themselves have spoken up against Marvel's decision to let the director go. Now with Gunn’s return for the Guardians of the Galaxy 3fans have wasted no time to celebrate the return of their favourite MCU director.
Gunn himself took to Twitter to thank Disney and his supporters and said he is "excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all".
He will reportedly begin production of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after he completes Suicide Squad 2, which is being produced by Marvel rival DC, Deadline reports.