James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

In a shocking turn events, James Gunn has been fired from the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘. The news (via THR) comes after conservative twitter users unearthed some old tweets form the filmmaker, which joked about naturally controversial topics such as pedophelia and rape. Gunn has is one of the many celebrity personalities that has been extremely vocal about his distaste of Donald Trump on the social media platform, so it remains to be seen if this was some sort of coordinated attack by conservative trolls as the THR article suggests.

Regardless of this, Gunn tweeted in response to the old information surfacing yesterday, before eventually deleting his twitter account altogether:

“Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.”

In a statement released by Disney after this information made the social media rounds, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said this in a statement on Friday:

“The offensive 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,”

Considering that Gunn is the main creative force behind the guardians movies, it will be interesting to see what Marvel decides to do with the property. While the director had apparently already finished the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘ script with a Fall 2018 start date for production penned in, bringing another director and screenwriter will probably be necessary at this point. This news has the potential to shake-up the MCU in massive ways moving forward, but time will tell as Disney decides what to do moving forward.

Make sure to stay tuned as the story develops.

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