Gunn will direct GotG Vol. 3 after completing the Suicide Squad 2.
James Gunn was reinstated as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after being fired following a scandal on Twitter last summer, Deadline and IGN reports can confirm. Gunn will direct the project after finishing his work on Suicide Squad 2 by Warner Bros., which is also planning to write and direct. Since then Gunn has replied to Twitter, interrupting his silence on Twitter for eight months.
According to Deadline, the decision to summarize Gunn "was mulled over and made effective months ago, following conversations with the Disney studio and team at Marvel Studios." The site says the decision to reverse Gunn's dismissal came after Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn and Gunn met "on several occasions to discuss the situation." Persuaded by Gunn's public apology and his handling of the situation, Horn decided to change course and reinstate Gunn. "
After shooting from Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, Gunn came on board to write and direct Suicide Squad 2, which will not serve as a direct sequel to David Ayer's film, but rather a re-launch with new characters and members of the recently, on March 6, it was announced that Idris Elba is negotiating to join the next DC title, replacing Will Smith as Deadshot.WB's Suicide Squad 2 is scheduled for release date August 6, 2021
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. Production of 3, which should have started in the autumn of 2018, has been put on hold following the dismissal of Gunn and a replacement director has never been found. that Deadline writes that, although the opposite has been reported, Marvel "never met or considered any other director" for the film, despite repeated speculation that both Taika Waititi and Adam McKay were courted for irigere. Kevin Feige revealed in February that Gunn's script would still be used for Vol. 3.
Gunn was originally fired by Disney on July 20 following the re-emergence of some controversial tweets on topics such as rape and pedophilia , mainly during the years 2008 and 2009. At the time, Horn issued a statement that said, "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with the values of our study, and we interrupted our business relationships with him. "
Gunn's dismissal was met with an immediate backlash both by the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy members and fans. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, was the most outspoken of the Marvel stars, repeatedly recalling that he dismissed Disney as the wrong call. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, tweeted after Gunn's launch : "Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters, let each person be quick to listen, slow to speak , slow to ira JAMES 1: 19. " The cast issued a joint statement in support of Gunn on July 30th.
In October, fans spent $ 4,000 on a billboard in Anaheim, California – just four miles from Disneyland – to petition Gunn's Disney. A Change.org petition to summarize Gunn obtained 430,000 signatures at the time of publication of this article.
Gunn's tweets emerged from a conservative news website, The Daily Caller, scheduled for his appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con, which was later canceled. The subsequent online reaction against Gunn led to Disney's decision to fire him. At that time, Gunn released a statement that said:
"My words from about a decade ago were totally unsuccessful and unsuccessful at the time to be provocative. I regret them for many years since then – not only because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not as provocative as I hoped, but also because they do not reflect the person they are today or have been for a while, regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these years later I take full responsibility for the way I behaved at that moment. All I can do now, besides offering my sincere and sincere regret, is being the best human being that can be: acceptance, understanding, commitment to equality, and much more considerate of my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse.All interns or of my industry and beyond, I offer again my deepest apologies. Love to all. "
the Galaxy Vol. 3 does not currently have a planned release date, although it was originally scheduled for cinema in 2020 as part of the first wave of Disney's Post-Avengers films: Endgame. The original cast is expected , Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel return.
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Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment by IGN. Talk to her on Twitter on @Terri_Schwartz .