Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

Gunn has been set to write Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros., as reported by THR and others Tuesday, and could also be in the running to direct.

Gunn directed the first two "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, but was sacked from the franchise this summer due to the re-emergence of old, offensive tweets. He has said that working for Disney has been "pretty nauseating" and has questioned his return to the third installment of the Guardians franchise, which has been put on hold since Gunn's firing.

Now Deadline reports that Warner Bros.is hiring Gunn to write for the (vastly inferior) D.C. cinematic universe.

Hoooooooy boy, did Suicide Squad 2 just get an very bad lot more exciting?! In September, CEO Bob Iger told THR, "The James Gunn decision was brought to me as a unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio, and I supported it ..."

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James Gunn issued a statement (via Hollywood Reporter) at the time, saying: 'My words of almost a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then.

James Gunn is back, and poised to oversee a marquee franchise.

'To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies.

Since Gunn is adding his own spin to Suicide Squad, don't be surprised if he finds room for Dave Bautista, who played the brawny deadpan Drax in the first two films. Our first-blush thought is a one-word "duh", as Gunn's propensity for dark, profane humor and redemption seems like a ideal fit for DC Comics' most blatant anti-hero collection of bad-guys-gone-good.

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