James Gunn back on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3’

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Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS) Filmmaker James Gunn has been rehired to direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after getting fired over his controversial tweets.

A source close to the project told variety.com that Disney, after a lot of meetings and discussions, decided to hire Gunn as helmer for the movie.

Gunn was ousted from the project when dozens of Gunn’s tweets — about paedophilia and rape — from nearly a decade ago came to light. As a reaction, the studio removed Gunn from directing the third instalment, believing the comments were unacceptable in the #MeToo era and were not in line with Disney’s family-friendly image.

After the news broke out, Gunn on Friday took to Twitter and posted a lengthy note saying, he is “grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months.”

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“I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be. I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love to you all,” he added.

–IANS

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