James Gunn, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'
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After getting booted off of the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise last year, the Suicide Squad 2 director James Gunn has allegedly been rehired by Disney.

According to Deadline, James Gunn was originally fired by Disney last July for problematic tweets he made nearly a decade ago. According to the Verge, Gunn made tweets relating to pedophilia, transphobia and other offensive topics.

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Allegedly, Gunn met with Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn to discuss his problematic behavior. Swayed by Gunn’s public apology, Horn decided to reinstate him. In addition to his public apology, which you can read below, Horn says that Gunn’s handling of the situation afterward also played as a major factor.

Despite currently working on Warner Bros and DC’s second Suicide Squad, Disney says that they are allowing Gunn to work on Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 after the supervillian movie’s production. Prior to Gunn’s removal at Disney last year, he had already written the script for the third Guardians Of The Galaxy installment.

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If you recall, last October, fans of Guardians Of The Galaxy banded together to erect a massive billboard asking Disney to reinstate Gunn.

The giant appeal ad recently appeared in Garden Grove, California, at an intersection just a few miles away from nearby Disneyland in Anaheim. It reads, “Save the Galaxy: James Gunn for Vol. 3” and was funded by a GoFundMe campaign.

What are your thought on Disney rehiring James Gunn to direct Guardians Of The Galaxy 3? Sound off in the comments below.

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