Hey #RehireJamesGunn people, you can retire the hashtag.
According to Deadline, James Gunn has been reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3.!
“The decision to rehire Gunn –he was fired last July by Disney after alt-right journalists made public a fusillade of decade old social media missives that made light of pedophilia and rape — was one that was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studios. Why the change of heart? After the firing, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation. Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn.”
According to the article he will still direct Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros., which should shoot later this year. Then Guardians 3 will film immediately after that. This makes James Gunn the fist Marvel director to make a complete a trilogy in the MCU.