James Gunn has hinted at being rehired by Marvel after he was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy series in 2018.
In July 2018, Gunn, who directed the first two Guardians movies for Marvel, was dropped from the series amid backlash over tweets of historical significance.
Gunn previously apologized for tweets containing jokes about rape and pedophilia. However, they later resurfaced in what was widely reported as an attempt to get him fired by right-wing social media users who were unhappy with his negative comments. About then US President Donald Trump.
The following year, Gunn was hired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3as well as a special Christmas show for Disney+.
Gunn and members of the Guardians cast recently talked about the whole experience in an interview with hollywood reporter.
According to Gunn, the decision to re-hire him was made at the behest of then-Disney studio president Alan Horn.
Horn was at the heart of the original decision to fire Gunn and issued a statement at the time claiming that Gunn’s tweets were “indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values.” “.
However, the cast of guardincluding Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña, immediately regrouped after Gunn and campaigned for his return.
During the interview, Marvel mogul Kevin Feige stated that they never interviewed anyone to replace Gunn during his absence. “We don’t even come up with a preliminary list just because we can’t do it,” he said. “We can’t stand it.”
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According to Gunn, he heard that Horn was regretting the decision and had trouble sleeping because of it.
“It’s 100% because Alan Horn is sick. He did it because he thought it was the right thing to do,” Gunn said.
Meanwhile, Horn declined to comment on Gunn’s tweets about the rehiring decision, but praised the director’s conduct at the time of the layoffs.
“Everything he did after that was first class,” Horn said. “He was a gentleman about it in the following months that we brought him back. It feels like the right thing to do. I hold him in absolute respect.
Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3 It hits theaters on May 3. The film has been well received by critics, with independence‘s Clarisse Loughrey called it “the best Marvel movie in years”.