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Marvel hire James Gunn back to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

March 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, I cannot lie, I did not see this coming.

Disney/Marvel has rehired James Gunn to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.

The news has just broken and been confirmed with Gunn and Disney, so he’s back in the MCU.

The decision to rehire Gunn was one that was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studios. Why the change of heart? After the firing, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation. Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn.

Gunn made pretty vile comments on Twitter a decade ago that contained disgusting content about children and when they were dug up last year his expulsion from Disney was pretty much immediate.

My personal feelings – as someone who believes in freedom of speech completely – is that Gunn’s comments and his actions in real-life were almost definitely not connected, but when you work for the company who pretty much owns the business of children’s movies, then you have to face the consequences of your words.

Apparently Disney have agreed to allow Gunn to make Suicide Squad 2 with DC/Warners which he signed on for after his dismissal but after that, he’s back to the MCU.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.

Source: Deadline


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….