James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director

James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director

All I can do now, beyond offering my honest and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. "At the end of the day, he was making jokes and he was being provocative and he was looking for that shock value, but they were just jokes". "I think a lot of people who even made the decisions, they realized they made a harsh, rash decision that was probably not the best decision", he said.

Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn reportedly met with Gunn to talk about the situation multiple times, according to Deadline.

"My words of almost a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative", Gunn said at the time. The director tweeted in response and owned up to his mistakes. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies.

The tweets were dated between 2008 to 2012, years before Gunn took the reins of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

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Things are looking up for James Gunn.

"Unlike the defensive posture exhibited by Kevin Hart that led him to skip hosting the Oscars, Gunn fell on his sword early and often and never lashed out at Disney", Deadline's Mike Fleming wrote. There's also a rumor that Dave Bautista could play Peacemaker. The agreement that was reached was that Gunn will complete production on that film before he begins anything on the third Guardians film.

Ultimately, Gunn's missives were poorly chosen words and not actions, though Disney's quick trigger was completely understandable when the social media messages were first reported by outlets like Fox News.

So the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer will be coming in not too long, but we know how thirsty you guys are for a glimpse - so we put together this special sneak peek at #GotGVol2 for you. However, the project was put on hold following the decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy, though Disney and Marvel Studios reportedly meant to use his script.

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