Last year, the future of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise was cast in some doubt as the series’ director, James Gunn, was fired by Disney over some offensive tweets he made years ago. The third installment in the franchise was then put on hold as Marvel looked for a new director for the movie.
However in what feels like the biggest plot twist of the year (so far), a report from Deadline has revealed that Gunn is back in the director’s seat. According to the report, it seems that Gunn had met with Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn multiple times to discuss the situation, where Horn was ultimately persuaded by Gunn’s apology and reversed the course to reinstate him as the movie’s director.
Gunn has since confirmed that the report is true in a post on Twitter where he expressed his gratitude towards all those who had supported him. Previously the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy had attempted to petition Disney to change their mind, with actor Dave Bautista (who plays Drax) being the most vocal of all, even threatening to quit the movie if Gunn was not reinstated.
In the meantime Gunn will also be directing the sequel to DC’s Suicide Squad.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2019