Disney stands firm on not rehiring James Gunn

Disney stands firm on not rehiring James Gunn

After a powerful push to get James Gunn again as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the venture, Disney and Marvel are standing by their choice to not reinstate him as helmer for the following installment. The choice got here following a gathering between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn.

Gunn was let go from the venture almost a month in the past when dozens of Gunn’s tweets from almost a decade in the past got here to gentle. The so-called joke tweets, about pedophilia and rape, have been lately resurfaced by alt-right agitators. The studio acted rapidly to take away Gunn from directing the third installment, believing the feedback have been unacceptable within the Me Too period and have been not consistent with Disney’s family-friendly picture.

Since then, help for Gunn has been widespread, particularly from the “Guardians” solid. Solid members together with Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana requested for Gunn to be reinstated in an open letter.

Gunn and his UTA reps pushed laborious for him to be given a second probability, and Horn determined to take the assembly however solely as a courtesy to clear the air with Gunn. Although the assembly was described as civil {and professional}, sources say that Horn stood by his choice to not reinstate Gunn as director.

Insiders say Marvel president Kevin Feige was out of city and unable to attend. Sources added that whereas it was rumored that Feige was pushing to deliver Gunn again, Feige stands by the studio’s choice to not deliver again the “Guardians” director for the third installment.

Spokespeople for Disney and Marvel declined to remark.

As soon as Feige is again on the town, Disney and Marvel will proceed the seek for a brand new director. It’s nonetheless unknown if the manufacturing schedule might be affected by the change within the director’s seat. The movie was anticipated to enter manufacturing at the beginning of 2019, and whereas sources have careworn that Gunn’s unique script might be used for the following movie, it’s nonetheless very doubtless that whoever is introduced in will nonetheless must put a polish on it with the intention to add their stamp to the venture.


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