James Gunn Signs On To "Suicide Squad 2" After Disney & "Guardians" Firing

This summer season, James Gunn was fired from his function as director Guardians the Galaxy Vol. three after controversial tweets resurfaced from over a decade in the past. The filmmaker informed jokes about delicate matters like rape, pedophilia and different issues. It was unclear what his subsequent job could be within the leisure world, particularly with the #MeToo motion placing a give attention to feminism within the office. It did not take too lengthy for Gunn to land a brand new job and, to be trustworthy, it is a fairly good gig. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker was contacted by DC Films and Warner Bros. to work on the sequel to Suicide Squad. He will probably be taking over scriptwriting duties for the upcoming movie with an opportunity to additionally direct, however that is nonetheless up within the air. The publication writes that the directing gig might be determined as soon as his script is full. 

Warner has been on the lookout for any person to take management the new Suicide Squad flick, having a look at unique director David Ayer, Mel Gibson, Daniel Espinosa, and others. Gunn will reportedly fer a model new tackle the story informed within the unique DC film and it’s unclear whether or not which means a recast is in impact.

The first movie was critiqued closely by critics and viewers members alike, scoring a measly 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe, Gunn can enhance the collection in his sequel.

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Director James Gunn Fired Over Decade-Old Tweets

James Gunn has been fired from directorial chair by Walt Disney Studios, and will cease writing the script for Guardians the Galaxy Vol. 3. effective immediately. Provocative Tweets Gunn had written between 2008-2009 were brought to the attention studio execs, on topics such as pedophilia, rape, and his publicly known derision President Trump.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn issued a statement this afternoon in which he deemed Gunn’s decade-old Tweets indefensible. “The fensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” read the press release.

Gunn filed a response his own towards a general audience. Considering the damage had already been dealt, the veteran filmmaker felt little need to distance himself from his “problematic” ideologies or his conduct as a person influence. His statement read:

The Tweets in question resurfaced when a conservative website called the The Daily Caller dug into his backlog, and presented an oppositional stance to his stated views. Guardians the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to begin shooting in the fall 2020, a date which will certainly get pushed backed by some months.