It looks as though Disney has thrown a redemption arc towards James Gunn. According to a piece published by Deadline, James Gunn is back as the Director of the wildly popular Marvel film series Guardians Of The Galaxy
Back in July of last year, writer and director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn was in the center of a rather large controversy after a string of offensive tweets were uncovered by alt-right personalities online. After the backlash of the offensive tweets Disney made the decision to fire James Gunn and keep the script that he had previously written for the next installment.
This situation sparked a massive conversation online regarding those who bring up past comments of others to defame them as well as what is and isn’t appropriate to joke about online as many other celebrities soon became potential targets and soon deleted several of their own tweets.
Soon after the controversy, James Gunn would be hired by DC to direct the sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad.
In regards to James Gunns role as director of the upcoming Suicide Squad 2, it looks as though he will be able to work for both teams as production for GOTG3 will begin after Suicide Squad wraps up.
According to Deadline:
Gunn’s return to Guardians of the Galaxy 3 got complicated when he signed on to write and direct the Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Bros and DC. Marvel Studios has agreed to commence production on Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after Gunn completes Suicide Squad 2.
Update: James Gunn has released a statement on Twitter thanking those who have supported him.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2019