James Gunn Issues Statement Following Disney Rehire

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Some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Guardians of The Galaxy franchise let out a huge sigh of relief following the announcement that Disney would be bring back writer and director James Gunn back for the third installment in the superhero cosmic series.

Following controversial tweets and pictures from Gunn’s past, Disney had decided to part ways with the filmmaker in July of last year amidst much protest from fans and even cast and crew members such as Dave Bautista and brother Sean Gunn. Disney did however announce that they would still refer to the script that Gunn had already written for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3.

However on Friday, March 14th, it was reported that Disney would be rehiring James Gunn for production on the film following his completion of The Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Bros. The news immedietly made headlines from all entertainment accounts and many fans began to celebrate.

Following the announcement James Gunn took to Twitter to caption his official statement garnering respect, love, and appreciation from Disney as well as the fans and crew that have supported the filmmaker. He said the following:

“I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months. 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.”

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Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. Check out the synopsis below:

“Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.”

Marvel Studios’ hit films, Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, are now available on Digital, Blu-ray, & DVD.


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